It’s official; the Sag Harbor School District has a new business manager to replace Len Bernard and the board’s pick is anything but expected. On Thursday, January 14, the Sag Harbor School Board appointed JanetVerneuille , a well known parent in the district and member of the school’s budget advisory committee, as the Director of Business Operations. For the past year Verneuille worked as the comptroller of the East Hampton Town. During the town’s organizational meeting on January 4, ushering in Supervisor Bill Wilkinson’s administration, Bernard was named the town’s budget officer. During a work session on the following day, the town board voted to reduce Verneuille’s annual salary from $130,000 to $90,000. As the business manager for Pierson, Verneuille will earn $120,000 and will begin working on February 1. She will serve a three-year probationary term in the district. Verneuille handed in her resignation papers to East Hampton Town on Friday, January 15.
Above: A Photo of Verneuille earlier in the year.