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NRMS cuts central office personnel

The central office at Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has been consolidated, Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies announced on Monday to the Board of Education.

Jefferies presented the reorganizational structure, which showed a reduction of five central office professionals from 2015 to now.

"Our district is going through significant reorganization and restructuring," Jefferies said. "The overall goal is not only to increase organizational efficiency but also improving the quality of our human capital."

Jefferies said some positions were consolidated into one position while another position, the Director of Disciplinary Review and School Safety, had been eliminated altogether.

The consolidations include the Director of Child Nutrition and Director of Athletics position, which was consolidated into a Executive Director of Wellness, the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Personnel Director, which was consolidated into an Executive Director of Human Resources and a Licensure and HRMS position, which was consolidated into an HR Generalist position.

The reorganization leaves 10 central office professionals, Jefferies said, which streamlines operations.

Board member Wayne Doll said though it was great what had been done, he wanted to be sure that it was understood that even though five positions were eliminated in central office, there was one position added, that of a purchasing and compliance analyst.

"I commend the fact we've eliminated five positions," Doll said. "That should be saving us financially to a certain extent."

"(But) I just want to be sure we're being clear," he added.

Jefferies said the new position was one that had been created but at the request of report by the Evergreen Company.

"That position was prompted by our external review," Jefferies said.

But, he added, that position has already produced cost savings and saved the district money, essentially paying for itself.

"The math holds," Jefferies said. "When I say we're leaner, we're leaner."


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