STONINGTON SCHOOL OPERATIONS, FACILITIES DIRECTOR STEPPING DOWN
Stonington — Bill King, who is credited with negotiating contracts for fuel, buses and utilities that have saved the town large sums of money over the years, is stepping down from his post as the school system’s director of operation and facilities at the end of the month.
In what have been some difficult budget years in the past, King often brought good news to the Board of Finance about deals he had been able to negotiate as the town struggled to keep taxes low and avoid cuts.
In his position, King has responsibility for communications, transportation, maintenance, custodians, buildings, facilities and school purchasing.
“We’re going to miss him tremendously. He’s been here a long time and done a lot of wonderful things for us,” Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said.
Board of Education Chairman Frank Todisco agreed.
“He’s always done a great job looking out for the town. He’s always been available day and night, on weekends,” he said. “No matter what we have put on his plate, he figured out how to get it done. He will be missed.”
Riley said the school system has advertised the position and applications will close on Friday.
King could not be reached for comment this week.