BELMAR, NJ — Belmar School Business Administrator Loretta Hill is stepping down from her post to become assistant executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.

The announcement was made at last night’s meeting of the Belmar Board of Education, which accepted her retirement from the school district — after 18 years of service.

However, School Superintendent David Hallman pointed out that Hill's relationship with the school district began long before her administrative role — first as a parent of children who began attending Belmar Elementary School in 1981 and then as a school board member from 1996 to 2000.

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Hill assumed her current post in 2001 and then took on the same role for Lake Como in 2011 as part of a shared services agreement with that nonoperating district, whose students also attend Belmar Elementary School. Since 2016, she also has served as business administrator for Loch Arbour, another nonoperating school district in Monmouth County.

In wishing her the best at the September 26 meeting, Hallman said, “In 10 years, I’ve learned a lot from Loretta.”

While Hill’s retirement will take effect on March 31, 2020, she plans to use her unused vacation days, which moves up her leave to December 31, 2019. However, she will be available during January and February, as the school district brings the process of finding her successor.

Her move to the Robbinsville-based NJASBO comes several months after she was awarded with its 2019 Distinguished Service Award for her “long-term, continuous and exemplary service.” 

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Hill has been active with NJASBO and has served on the organization’s accounting, education and conference committees, as well as its ad-hoc website redesign committee. She became an officer with the Monmouth County ASBO (MCASBO) in 2011, and subsequently held the positions of secretary, vice president and president.

The Belmar resident received her bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court University in Lakewood and master of business administration at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.

NJASBO is a professional association that provides its membership with professional development and support, and collaborates with entities that play a role in public education in New Jersey. Its members administer or supervise a variety of operations within school districts.

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