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School District Business Manager Resigns

The resignation of the Finance Office head was effective immediately.

Ed Cronin, Patch file photo.
Ed Cronin, Patch file photo.

Ed Cronin, the Swampscott School District's business manager and budget director, resigned Friday.

The business manager met with Swampscott Interim Superintendent Garry Murphy on Friday, and he accepted Cronin's resignation.

The resignation was effective immediately.

The superintendent said he will release additional information on the contract settlement once it is concluded.

The business manager/budget director started working for the Swampscott District in 2006.

Patch has sought comment from Ed Cronin and will post any comments it receives from him.

Below is a copy of an email that Swampscott Interim Superintendent Garry Murphy sent to Swampscott school staff:

"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."
Fred Hammer October 28, 2013 at 06:03 PM
he was the worst the school committee gave his a raise 4 months ago I would have fired him. he bullied people in his dept I know for a fact they are happy he is gone . don't come back
William R. DiMento October 29, 2013 at 07:35 AM
To theSchool Committee. .......this time, be honest.Don't hide behind the Super Exactly why did he resign?
JustAMom October 29, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Louis Massei-where did you get the info? i have seen nothing on this and agree with you, that would be important information for parents to have-hope to learn more about this because it concerns the lives of our kids and our teachers, etc.
Fred Hammer October 29, 2013 at 09:11 AM
kid brought knife to school and showed kids on metco bus after school. he is a metco student from boston. bus driver called police and thy arrested him without inncident the resource officer.was suspended 10 days i think he should be expelled
Fred Hammer October 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM
i agree but why stop at sports no extra stuff at all school and go home if for 1 year you keep clean then we will see what happens next year . both kids should be expelled
Citizen Swamp October 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM
TD, Please keep us informed about the terms of Business Managers termination (severance etc). We certainly won't get it from School Committee/Admin. In light of the fact that a new building project is coming before Town Meeting some truthfulness about school spending might be in order. CS
Fred Hammer October 29, 2013 at 01:57 PM
we will never get the answers school committee wont tell you they just gave him a raise i am hearing buyout 115000
Restless October 29, 2013 at 04:11 PM
I for one was appalled when he was hired in the first place. It seemed like an unnecessary expense and my mind was not changed as the years went by. Dr Malone would have done anything to lighten his workload. I also think Mr Cronin was pretty heavily involved in the hush hush issues between the former superintendent and HS principal.

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