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Little Silver to Share Tech Coordinator With RBR

The departure of the district's technology coordinator created the opportunity to share services with the high school.

Following the recent departure of the technology coordinator, the board of education has agreed to enter into a shared service with to fill the position.

Theo Ragavas, a Level-2 computer technician, will work in Little Silver two days a week and is slated to start at the end of August, according to Schools Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Kossack at the July 25 board of education meeting.

"Some positions are more conducive to sharing," said Kossack, "and this is the perfect vehicle."

Since David Beresford's departure this summer from Little Silver after four years, physical education teacher Tim Russoniello has been filling in to make sure the network is up to date by the start of the school year. Barbara Olsavsky will remain as a technician for the district with the possibility of redefining that role in the future, said Kossack.

Red Bank Regional Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz told Patch in an e-mail on Thursday, "We are excited to share this position with the Little Silver Borough Schools. Because of the ever-growing presence of instructional technology in our schools, both districts were in need of extra assistance in that area. Sharing the position enables us to satisfy our needs while saving money for the community."

Kossack also said that the high school had offered Little Silver access to its entire tech team. "It's a win-win for us," she said in an interview earlier this week.

"Shared services have always been discussed between RBR and its three sending districts," said Stefankiewicz. "Those conversations have increased over the past several years. It just makes good sense."

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