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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