As state schools face increasing budget complications and worry, the budget czar for the Coronado Unified School District is planning to leave the public sector.
Randie Allen, who top administrators and school board members have credited with keeping Coronado schools in better shape relative to other strapped districts, will depart the district Dec. 31.
Allen, the associate superintendent for business services, has been with the district for five years.
In a news release issued by the district Friday, Allen said she plans to enter the private sector to affect the fates of schools.
“As a retiree I will be able to work for various companies that support schools,” said Allen, who holds an MBA in technology management. “There are huge needs for people with my experience and position throughout the state.”
Among her accomplishments, according to district officials, was the shaping of a multi-year budget that reduced services incrementally, rather than sharply, and the creation of a one-sheet explanation of the budget in an attempt to make it clearer to laymen.