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Cranston's Balducci is School Business Official of the Year

The Rhode Island Association of School Business Officials selected Joseph A. Balducci, chief financial officer for Cranston Public Schools, as the Rhode Island School Business Official of the Year for 2014.

The Rhode Island Association of School Business Officials selected Joseph A. Balducci, chief financial officer for Cranston Public Schools, as the Rhode Island School Business Official of the Year for 2014.

Balducci was selected by his peers for distinguishing himself in the endeavors of business excellence in education. He holds both a bachelor of science in business administration and an MBA from Bryant College. He also maintains membership in several civic and professional organizations. He is the Treasurer and on the Executive Board of RIASBO.

At their annual conference held at the Airport Radisson Hotel in Warwick on Friday May 9, RIASBO President Maryanne Crawford presented Balducci with an engraved desk clock to honor the event.

In addition to receiving the award, the school business official of the year is given the honor of bestowing a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who plans to study business in college. Balducci selected Cranston High School East senior Wen Wen Chen, who plans to study finance at Northeastern University in the fall. Chen graduated fourth in her senior class with a weighted GPA of 4.9.

The scholarship is made available through the generosity of Aramark, whose representative Dennis Gomez was at the event to present the scholarship award to Chen.

Cranston June 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM
What a joke of an award. Guy shouldn't win anything. Anyone working for the school dept should be fired not praised. Money hungry thugs. I'm sick of paying taxes to the schools.
Barr230 June 23, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Who is surprised that "cranston" put a negative comment on here? What is your problem with teachers? Either you had a really bad experience and you can't move on, or you secretly are jealous and want to be one. ( never could pass the courses). Really you sound obsessed, you might want to talk to somebody about this. In all seriousness, just because you are a taxpayer does not mean you have right to make presumptions and judgements about an entire profession. I wish you would share whatever lowlife career you have so all teachers could come pay a visit and rate your ineffectiveness. Oh yeah I forgot that unemployed people who still live with their mom don't get out much, never mind hold a real, meaningful job.
nicole fine June 23, 2014 at 08:40 AM
Balducci is NOT a teacher. He is in charge of the schools money and books. There are ALWAYS questions about where money is, and naming/labeling of accounts.
bruins011 June 23, 2014 at 01:32 PM
@cranston what a surprise you'd bash teachers, again. This coming from someone either making minimum wage(to lazy to get a higher education) and is jealous of people smarter then you or unemployed and milking the system for benefits that the taxpayers are supplying.

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