By Colin McEwen and Lori
Kent Zeman, Avon’s school treasurer wince 2005, will be leaving the district for Lakewood.
Lakewood approved Zeman at a special Aug. 21 Board of Education meeting. That district said Zeman’s experience with construction projects will be helpful as Lakewood looks to finish Phase 3 of the district’s Facilities Master Plan.
Avon Superintendent of Schools Mike Laub had
nothing but praise for Zeman.
“It’s a great get for them,” Laub said. “Kent is a committed Avon guy; he is very committed to making sure the person that comes in will have a good, smooth transition.”
His last day of employment with Avon is Nov. 30.
Laub said a new treasurer is the Avon Board of Education’s decision and they have not yet formally started a new search.
“They are trying to decide how to do that,” he said. “This is new news.”
Laub said Avon could most likely prefer someone with experience.
“We are certainly a very attractive place to work,” he said. “We would prefer someone with experience, but obviously it’s a board decision.”
The board selects the treasurer and the superintendent.”
He will be Lakewood’s fourth superintendent (including one interim) in two and a half years.
Zeman will replace interim treasurer Jim Estle on Dec. 1.
Lakewood was happy with obtaining Zeman.
“We are pleased to hire Kent Zeman,” said Lakewood school board president Edward Favre in a news release. “He comes to us with great credentials and we are confident he is up to the challenges and important hard work we have ahead of us.”
Zeman said he’s eager to bring his knowledge and experience to Lakewood.
“As a true believer in public education I look forward to the challenges and opportunities to serve the Lakewood City School District and the community of Lakewood,” he said in the news release. “I am excited to begin working together with the Board, Administration, and all staff to provide the best educational opportunities for the children of Lakewood while being sensitive to the citizens of the Lakewood community.”