Beloiter to be new Janesville School District spokesman

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Frank Schultz
Friday, November 22, 2013

JANESVILLE—The Janesville School Superintendent has chosen a member of the Beloit City Council to be the school district's new spokesman.

Kevin D. Leavy is scheduled to begin his duties Dec. 11.

In addition to serving on the Beloit council, Leavy is chairman of the Blackhawk Technical College Board, where Janesville public schools Superintendent Karen Schulte also is a member.

Leavy's current job is director of food services in the Harvard School District in Illinois. He works for ARAMARK Corp., which provides food services to the district.

Leavy, a Beloit native, replaces Brett Berg, who recently was promoted to vice principal of Franklin Middle School. Stan Milam has been filling in until a new public information specialist could be hired.

Leavy has an associate degree in business from Madison Business College. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1981, according to a school district news release.

“I have had the pleasure of serving with Kevin on the Blackhawk Technical College Board and was very excited that he expressed interest in this position,” Schulte said in a news release. “Kevin will bring enthusiasm, a high level of energy and extraordinary customer service to this job. In everything Kevin is involved he has a high degree of professionalism, integrity and commitment. I am very excited to have him join my cabinet.”

Leavy is president of Beloit's Black Male Role Model Group, a member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and a deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He formerly served on the Beloit School Board.

In addition to his public-information duties, Leavy will be assigned duties related to school safety, in which he has experience through his food-service work, and volunteers, Schulte said.

Leavy's annual salary was set at $64,000. His pro-rated salary for the 2013-14 school year is $35,340.

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