Rick was involved in the fast growth of the district including the design and construction of the Ocean Acres and Primary Learning Schools, Connector, and the Art Center. In addition, Rick is involved in all general construction programs; i.e., solar, roofing, parking lot, and energy savings. Rick will also be involved in a soon to begin new Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) that will allow for the replacement of heating and air conditioning units for the Oxycocus, Intermediate and McKinley Schools as well as the replacement of lighting and heating controls in all schools with no additional financial impact to the taxpayers of Stafford.
Rick also served as secretary, vice president and president of the Ocean County Association of School Business Officials from 2000-2008.
Rick currently sits on the finance committee of the Stafford Township Education Foundation serving as advisor to that board.
Over time a Business Efficiency Standard Team, BEST, was formed where a mission statement was developed along with operational goals, as follows;
BEST would provide services to all staff and students in a professional, cost-effective, efficient, timely and safe manner that would allow them to fulfill their educational needs.
BEST is committed, dedicated and focused on meeting the expectations of all requiring services.
Through teamwork we can accomplish the extraordinary!
· To provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff within the Stafford Township School District
· To provide an environment where operational costs and business-related services are obtained while meeting the districts educational needs.
· To insure a dedicated BEST staff whose purpose is to provide services to all staff, students and community?
· To insure that the BEST staff is provided with the resources needed to build a foundation for teamwork.