Chief Financial Officer to leave Grand Island P.S. for Ravenna

Schroeder will be superintendent at Ravenna Public Schools
Schroeder will be superintendent at Ravenna Public Schools(Grand Island Public Schools)
Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 3:53 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One of the administrators for Grand Island Public Schools is moving back to Ravenna.

In a Tuesday press release, GIPS announced that Chief Financial Officer Dr. Ken Schroeder is resigning effective June 30. He will take over July 1 as Ravenna Public Schools superintendent, a post he formerly held.

Schroeder has been the GIPS district’s CFO for two years. The GIPS press release said he helped facilitate and update comprehensive budgeting best practices, collaborated with Buildings & Grounds on a new districtwide Master Facilities Plan and promoted staff development.

Schroeder took over as GIPS CFO in 2021, replacing Virgil Harden, who retired. Before joining GIPS, Dr. Schroeder served as the Superintendent for Ravenna Public Schools from 2014 to 2021. Returning to Ravenna, Schroeder will replace Bradley Kjar. The Fremont Tribune reported last month that Kjar will take over as superintendent for the Tekemah-Herman public schools in eastern Nebraska.

In a prepared statement, Schroeder said, “I have enjoyed my time at Grand Island Public Schools. I have appreciated the opportunity to grow as a professional and the opportunity to interact with the wonderful Grand Island Public Schools Board Members and the hard working, dedicated Grand Island Public Schools Staff Members.”

In its press release, GIPS said the district will begin a statewide and nationwide search to replace Schroeder.