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Freeman School Board names new business manager following 'emergency' meeting

FREEMAN — There's a new business manager in the Freeman School District following an "emergency meeting" of the school board Wednesday night.

Former business manager Ronda Rinehart quit unexpectedly Tuesday, prompting a special meeting, according to Freeman Superintendent Kevin Kunz. The Freeman School Board accepted her resignation Wednesday night.

Kunz said Rinehart submitted a resignation letter at approximately 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, after she had left for the day.

"At no point did she directly address me or any member of the school board," Kunz said in an email to The Daily Republic. "Her letter simply stated she was resigning, effective immediately, and that Tuesday was her last day in the office. No notice given."

Most of Wednesday's special meeting was held behind closed doors to discuss "personnel," with the board naming Administrative Assistant Debbie Goosen the interim business manager following a lengthy executive session. The district will begin advertising for the business manager position Thursday, with an application deadline of Feb. 9, Kunz said.