High School Athletic Director Resigns; Calls Decision ‘Very Tough’

Fifth high-level administrator to leave the district since December.

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Kim Kenny, seen here speaking to the 2013-2014 high school girls’ basketball team, is leaving the district.

Kim Kenny, who for the last five years has been the high school and middle school athletic director, has resigned.

Kenny said she is taking a position in the Passaic school district.

A departure date has not yet been set, Kenny said.

In a July 31, 2014 letter to Brian Bonnano, the district’s manager of administrative services, Kenny said her resignation is “effective immediately.”

“Thank you for the opportunities for professional and personal development that you have provided me during the last five years,” Kenny wrote. “I have enjoyed working for Franklin and appreciate the support provided to me during my tenure with the district.”

In an emailed statement, Kenny said the decision to leave Franklin was not easy.

“It was a very tough decision to leave Franklin,” she wrote. “Franklin has been my family for the last five years. I have built wonderful relationships with the students, parents, community members and staff in Franklin. I was offered another AD position in Passaic that I accepted. Franklin will always have a special place in my heart.”

Kenny also oversaw athletics in Franklin Middle School.

Kenny is the fifth high-level district administrator to leave the district within the past year.

In December, former personnel director Gail Reicheg left for a similar job in another school district. Former schools Superintendent Edward Seto left in January amid controversy, and Eveny Pagan, the district’s former assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and the interim superintendent after Seto’s departure, left for another district in March.

In May, former Franklin High School principal James Bevere resigned and board business administrator John Calavano announced his resignation last month.

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