The Duquesne City School District has been placed into Financial Recovery and a Chief Recovery Officer has been chosen. Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today appointed Paul B. Long to the post.
The 63 year old Long is a native of McKees Rocks and graduated from Shaler High School.
“I am pleased to appoint an individual who has the experience and proven track record of stellar financial management,” Tomalis said. “I am confident that Paul will be successful at devising a plan to stabilize the district’s finances.”
After serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Long began a career in school administration at the North Allegheny School District. He then served as business administrator, acting superintendent and chief executive officer for the Pennsbury School District in Bucks County.
“His background in school finances and district administration, combined with his military experience will benefit the local community,” said Long.
Long is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
While in the service, Long earned the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal. He rose to the rank of commander and achieved designation as a naval aviator and financial management subspecialist.