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Announcement from the Superintendent

April 16, 2021

Dear Lake George Faculty/Staff and Community Members,

I am writing to inform you of an upcoming change in our leadership team at the end of this school year. After two years of leading the business office at LGCSD, School Business Administrator Mike Varney has accepted a position as Chief Financial Officer for the WSWHE BOCES; it is anticipated his last day will be June 30, 2021. Mr. Varney is expected to be appointed to his new position on April 21, 2021 and begin his new duties on July 1, 2021. Mike Varney

During his tenure at LGCSD, Mr. Varney made countless decisions focused on what is best for our students, faculty/staff and the greater community while navigating a global pandemic. He has been an invaluable resource and student advocate during his time at LGCSD. He saw the Capital Project to fruition, developed two annual school budgets, and facilitated numerous contract negotiations.  

Mr. Varney has been a valued member of our Leadership Team and our school community. We have big shoes to fill as we look to find qualified applicants for this leadership position in the future. Therefore, I anticipate the district will be canvassing a small pool of qualified business official candidates for a short-term, interim period. The interim position will allow LGCSD to cast a wide net to recruit and interview for this position in the coming months, while also keeping up with the responsibilities associated with day-to-day needs in the business office.  

On behalf of the entire Lake George CSD, I want to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Varney for his commitment to our mission, vision, values, and goals. He was committed to sustaining a system that supports our district’s long history of excellence with a priority on fiscal responsibility in the present and far into the future.

Please join me in congratulating Mike on his new position and wishing him the very best as he takes the reigns at WSWHE BOCES.


Lynne Rutnik