Assistant superintendent leaving Riverhead schools: sources

12/03/2010 4:49 PM |

Michael Ivanoff, the Riverhead School District’s assistant superintendent for finance and operations, is leaving his post, school sources told the News-Review.

His departure comes just days after the Riverhead school board, by a vote of 5-2, approved the appointment of a former interim Riverhead superintendent, Joseph Singleton, as a financial analyst for the district. Mr. Singleton’s contract, which started Nov. 8 and runs through June 30, was approved at last Tuesday’s school board meeting.

It was not immediately clear if Mr. Ivanoff’s move had anything to do with Mr. Singleton’s appointment, but a call to Mr. Ivanoff’s office number Friday was directed to Mr. Singleton.

“We do not comment on personnel matters,” Mr. Singleton said when asked whether Mr. Ivanoff had indeed left the district.
Also reached by phone, Superintendent Nancy Carney said only, “There’s no resignation right now,” while echoing Mr. Singleton’s statements about not commenting on school employee matters.

The 2010-2011 school year salary for the district’s assistant superintendent for finance and operations position is $175,000, according to the state Board of Education.

If Mr. Ivanoff did or does submit a letter of resignation, that too would be public information, given his status as a public employee.

Mr. Ivanoff was hired at the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. He had previously served for several years as the director of finance operations for Rocky Point School District, according to News-Review archives.

He replaced Lynn Kobylenski, who resigned at the end of the 2007-08 school year.

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  • And Mr. Singleton has won another round. Mr Singleton has been in many many different School districts and he also is getting a generous pension as a retired administrator. Can he possibly be considered as the master of the art of double dipping from the State of New York? The school district has a highly qualified individual in the position of finance and operations. Mr. Singleton is either extremely bored in retirement or the district is in such dire need to reign in expenses that more than one expert in the financial field is required. Why then couldn’t a full time assistant be hired to help Mr. Ivanoff, instead of bringing back Mr. Singleton at his high rate of $800.00 a day?