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Ripon Unified seeks chief business officer
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The Ripon Unified School District is in search of a Chief Business Officer.

This is the position of leadership for all business service operations of the district. Douglas Crancer of Ryland School Business Consulting has been filling in on an interim basis.

He took over not too long after Clarice Luis resigned from the post. Crancer has over 15 years of experience in handling school budgets, discovering inaccuracies in the second interim report back in April that once corrected allowed RUSD to move forward in working with the bargaining units.

Trustees met last week as part of a special session to discuss their search for a CBO.

According to job description, the district is looking for someone to “assume management responsibility for all business service operations.”

This includes budgeting financial commitments, maintenance & operation, food service risk management, investment & financing instruments, purchasing, warehousing, and transportation.

This person, in a nutshell, would be a member of the superintendent’s cabinet, overseeing all accounting and business operations.

A degree from an accredited college or university along with two years of “progressively responsible experience” in school business or a related field – preferably in public school system – is required.

The new CBO must also have knowledge of federal and state laws and regulation governing the business administration of a public school district.

For more information, call RUSD at 209.599.2131 or log on to