District Welcomes Back Williams to Administrative Role

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The East Meadow School District has appointed Arthur Williams as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Administration and Special Projects, effective Sept. 1, replacing Patrick Pizzo, who has become the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance.
    
Williams began his educational career in 2004 as an intern in East Meadow for the Assistant Superintendent for Business. Among his responsibilities, he documented capital equipment to be included in the district budget, reviewed investment procedures, bond reports and state aid reporting, and shadowed the business administrator. He went on to become the district’s Internal Auditor, processing audits of custodial supplies, payroll, monthly expenditures and budget transfers. He later advanced to Assistant Business Administrator, a position he held for four years in which he reached tenure in the district and assisted in the development of a the district’s school budget. He also closed out energy performance bonds and prior bond construction, as well as supported payroll, technology, transportation and procurement functions.
    
In 2009, Williams became the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Administrative services in the Kings Park Central School District. There, he coordinated, tracked and managed a $76 million general fund budget and was responsible for business functions, operations, non-instructional staff, transportation, school lunch and athletics.    
    
Following, he served as the Executive Director of Finance and Operations in the West Babylon Union Free School District, coordinating and assisting in the reconstruction of the South Bay Elementary School after a devastating disaster. He also maintained the district’s business and operational matters. Among his key accomplishments in West Babylon, he refinanced high-interest construction bonds, reducing the bond debt services, increased purchasing efficiencies with cooperative purchasing programs, reduced yearly summer procurement costs, and reduced yearly copier costs.  
    
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from York College, a Master of Public Administration in fiscal policy from John Jay College and an Advanced Certificate in School Business Leadership from LIU Post.