The Swampscott School District will pay the salary of former business manager and budget director Ed Cronin through Feb. 25 — unless he finds work elsewhere.
If he is hired elsewhere before the February date then Swampscott payments will cease, Interim Superintendent Garry Murphy said in an interview.
As of Tuesday, the former business manager was still being paid by Swampscott.
The district is operating without a business manager/director, the duties being carried out by a group effort including the interim superintendent, Assistant Superintendent Pam Angelakis and Joanne van der Burg of the Superintendent's Office, Murphy said.
The interim superintendent said the district will fill the vacant position once the district's commitment to Cronin is concluded.
On Oct. 25, Cronin met with Murphy, and he accepted Cronin's resignation — effective immediately.
Cronin was earning $120,090, the interim superintendent said.
He started working for the Swampscott District in 2006.
Below is a copy of an email that the interim superintendent sent to Swampscott school staff at the time of the business manager's resignation:
"Please be informed that Ed Cronin has resigned as the district’s business administrator. I have arranged for temporary leadership for the business office until a permanent replacement is found. The school committee and I are committed to hiring a highly skilled business administrator with experience in both finance and operations."