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NEWS RELEASES 2002-03 :: FEBRUARY 6, 2003


Paul D. LeSieur, currently a budget officer with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, today was named Director of the Division of School Business Services in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

LeSieur, a former employee at DPI, served as Assistant Director of School Business from 1998-2000. Prior to that, he headed the Textbook Services Section and served in a variety of other positions handling federal allotments and other accounting functions during his 12 years of employment at DPI. LeSieur was recommended to the State Board for the Director's position by State Superintendent Mike Ward and Associate Superintendent for Financial and Business Services Philip Price.

Following the appointment, State Superintendent Ward said that he was very pleased to have LeSieur return to DPI. "Paul brings a great deal of professional expertise to us and has established relationships with local public school finance officers that will facilitate a smooth transition. We welcome his leadership."

The Division of School Business Services works with local school systems in making the best use of their funds. The Division of School Business Services includes four sections that are responsible for school personnel support; information analysis and support; auditing and charter schools; and statistical research.

LeSieur has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida. He lives in Raleigh


About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.