Ken Yant, executive director of the School Nutrition Program, is the newest member of the Gwinnett Retirement System Administrative Committee.  COURTESY OF GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Gwinnett BOE approves new retirement committee appointee

The School Board approved the appointment of Ken Yant, executive director of the School Nutrition Program, to fill the vacant classified employee position on the Gwinnett Retirement System  Administrative Committee. 

GRS is directed by a nine-person committee. The Chief Financial Officer and the Associate Superintendent for the Division of Human Resources and Talent Management serve as permanent members of the committee. The other seven members serve seven-year rotating terms.

Yant replaced Roger Clark, director of Transportation, who completed a seven-year term. 

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Gwinnett County Public Schools withdrew from the federal government Social Security retirement plan in 1983, upon the request of the Gwinnett County Public School employees. The Gwinnett Retirement System is the replacement plan which is benefit retirement plan and a long term disability plan. 

The retirement portion of the Plan is funded by the Board of Education. The long term disability portion of the Plan is funded by employee contributions. 

Current GRS Administrative Committee members: 

Joe Heffron, Chairman GRS and Chief Financial Officer 

Linda Anderson, Vice-Chairman GRS and Associate Superintendent for Human Resources and Talent Management 

Trent Alexander, teacher at Lawrenceville Elementary 

Tony Aguirre, school business manager at Collins Hill High  

Eric Spoto, Executive Director of School Operations and Support

Jeff Burmester, teacher at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology 

Gary Petmecky, teacher, Parkview High School 

Sara Lee, retiree 

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