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District picks business manager

Ilean Clute is the Forest Grove School District’s new director of business and support services.

Clute, formerly the district’s accounting supervisor, was promoted to the position in June. She replaces Mike Schofield, who has accepted a position with the Gresham-Barlow School District.

He will re-join Gresham-Barlow — where he worked from 2007-09 — this month as its new chief financial officer. Schofield began working for the Forest Grove district in 1991 as an accounting supervisor and later as business manager. He left to become CFO in Gresham-Barlow in 2007 and was CFO of the Northwest Regional Education Service District for two years before returning to the FGSD in 2011.

Schofield is president of the Oregon Association of School Business Officials and a member of the Oregon Short-Term Fund Board. He replaces Jerry Jones, who retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Before coming to the district in October of 2013, Clute had been with the Glenn Walters Nur sery north of Cornelius for seven years, where she served as accounting supervisor.

She is a graduate of Forest Grove High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. She and her husband, Mark, and their 5-year-old son, Justin, live in Banks.

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