Oak Park and River Forest Significant University will have a new assistant superintendent for enterprise providers up coming calendar year, who will be the third OPRF administrator to be paid out more than $200,000 a year. On Jan. 26 the District 200 board voted 6- to employ Tony Arbogast as assistant superintendent for small business expert services. Arbogast will begin get the job done at OPRF on July 1.
Arbogast, 37, currently performs as assistant superintendent for company and operations at Plainfield Group Consolidated School District 202, the place his responsibilities bundled overseeing development of a new elementary college that opened in 2021. He has worked for D202 because 2020.
“After an exhaustive look for, we are thrilled to carry Mr. Arbogast on to our crew at OPRF,” Superintendent Greg Johnson claimed in a push launch. “He was our major prospect, as his prior expertise helps make him an excellent match for us as we address our recent economical and facility desires.”
Arbogast advised the Wednesday Journal he was “extremely excited” to get the task.
Plainfield District 202 is the fifth major district in the point out, serving close to 25,000 students. It has 4 superior colleges, seven middle faculties, 18 elementary colleges, and two specialized colleges. Arbogast, who served as the top finance particular person for Roselle Faculty District 12 for approximately four a long time before finding employed by Plainfield in 2020, will be acquiring a improve in wage to appear to OPRF, a just one-college district serving 3,400 pupils. OPRF will pay back Arbogast $205,000 next 12 months. His recent annual salary at Plainfield District 202 is $159,757. The director of Company Expert services at Lyons Township Substantial University District 204, a comparable place at a one-school district with approximately 4,000 learners, who has held the position at LTHS for nine years, is compensated $188,084.
Now the only two staff members at OPRF generating more than $200,000 a calendar year are Supt. Johnson ($237,500) and Asst. Supt. for Human Methods Roxana Sanders ($200,564.88).
Current OPRF Chief Financial Officer Cyndi Sidor will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2023-24 fiscal year so she will have one particular year to operate with Arbogast as he transitions to OPRF. Upcoming yr Sidor will shift to a diverse position as director of finance.
“For personalized reasons, Cyndi is relocating back again to her prior place of director of finance, so it is transition only in the perception that that they will operate alongside one another, but in distinctive roles,” claimed Karin Sullivan, government director of Communications at OPRF, in an e mail.
At Roselle, Arbogast, according to the OPRF press launch that introduced his choosing, designed and oversaw the district’s initially well balanced spending budget in far more than 25 years. He also managed several construction/renovation initiatives, preserving the district a number of million bucks from initial estimates.
Arbogast serves on the board of administrators of the Illinois Affiliation of School Business Officials. He acquired an MBA from Colorado State University and a master’s in academic management and college organization management from Northern Illinois College.
Arbogast grew up in Lyons and graduated from Nazareth Higher School. He went to Dominican University, where he performed initial foundation on the baseball workforce for 3 years but couldn’t afford to appear again for his senior year simply because of his family’s financial predicament. He obtained his stock broker’s license and bought a position as an financial commitment advisor at Waddell and Reed for 17 months ahead of transferring on to Guardian Lifestyle Insurance coverage/Park Avenue Securities.
In 2010 he went to get the job done at K-12 Academics Alliance, a firm that performs with universities and focuses on online finding out. In the meantime he went to back to faculty in a hybrid mastering plan and graduated from Grand Canyon College with a bachelor’s degree with honors in finance and economics in 2011. After earning his MBA, he was employed by Roselle District 12 in 2016. He acquired his masters from NIU in 2017.