Search for USD 418 Director of Finance and Human Resources Underway

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
March 18, 2016

McPherson's Board of Education earlier this week approved the job descriptions for several positions in the school district, including the newly created position of Director of Finance and Human Resources. The search officially began on Tuesday for this new position which they hope to have filled by the end of the school year, according to Director of Business and Operations Gordon Mohn.

The job description along with information on how to apply can be found on the USD 418 website at

The board also supported Mohn's recommendation to continue the district's audit agreement with Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd for another three years which includes a rate that will increase approximately 3% annually.

“For now, it's working so well,” Mohn explained, though he suggested it might make sense to explore other cost-effective bids in a couple of years as they near the end of the new agreement.

The proposed calendar for the 2016/2017 school year was also presented at this week's meeting. Some of the changes Mohn highlighted for the board include a somewhat shorter Christmas break; a later than usual spring break; and an earlier high school commencement date that would coincide with the weekend McPherson celebrates All Schools Day.

The entire calendar can also be found on the district's website at