Board approves new assistant superintendent for business services

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education has appointed a new assistant superintendent for business services, and it’s someone many in the district already know.

At its April 4 meeting, the F-M Board of Education approved hiring Brad Corbin, who served as the district’s treasurer for nearly four years before leaving in 2013 to accept the business administrator position for the Tully Central School District. Corbin will begin his F-M assistant superintendent position Sept. 1.

“The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has been a long-time leader in education that has been known for its academic excellence and strong community support,” Corbin said. “I feel very fortunate that I was selected as the next assistant superintendent for business services, and I am very excited to be coming back to F-M. I look forward to being a part of such a great team of administrators, faculty, staff and the Fayetteville-Manlius community.” 

In addition to his work with school districts, Corbin has experience as a financial analyst, an auditor with both large and small firms and worked as an accountant in the private sector.

“We look forward to welcoming Brad back to the F-M community,” F-M Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. “He brings with him a wealth of experience in the financial and education industries that will benefit our district, community and, ultimately, our students.” 

Corbin, a Camillus resident, will replace William Furlong, who plans to retire as of Sept. 30.  Furlong has served F-M for five years and has over 25 years of experience in the education field. 

“I have truly enjoyed my time serving the entire Fayetteville-Manlius school community,” Furlong said. “It has been an honor and a privilege to work for the F-M school district, and I would like to thank the Board of Education for the opportunity to do so. I will miss working with the dedicated administrators, faculty and support staff that make F-M such an outstanding educational institution and school district of choice in Central New York.”

The assistant superintendent for business services supervises F-M’s Business Office, which is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, auditing, payroll, purchasing, records management, capital project tracking, contract negotiations and the coordination of employee benefits.  

The assistant superintendent for business services also supervises the district’s transportation, buildings and grounds, information technology support and food service departments and develops an annual school budget for the consideration of the district’s board of education and voters.