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PSS finance chief ‘signs off’

PUBLIC School System financial director Chris Ching has resigned and will leave the island soon to pursue another master’s degree in the U.S.

In an interview, Ching said it was his last day yesterday, Wednesday. He started working as PSS finance director on April 9, 2018.

Chris Ching

“Today is my last day and I decided to pursue further education and probably leave the island soon,” Ching said in an interview.

“It’s been really good stay with PSS and I leave it to our procurement chief Kimo Rosario to take over. I am thankful for this opportunity provided to me by the commissioner and the Board of Education to serve the students,” he added.

Ching said he had been planning to leave PSS since December and was just waiting for a “good date” to resign,

Over the last several months since the budget process begun, Ching had accompanied Education Commissioner Glenn Muna in several discussions with the Legislature and the Torres administration regarding PSS’ fiscal year 2019 budget, as well as the FY 2020 appropriation measure.

On Facebook, Ching posted the following:

“Today I end my tenure as an employed advocate for students of the CNMI but the support from me will forever continue. This was my first job outside audit and I sure learned a lot. During my time with PSS, I had to face numerous challenges such as implementation of the compensation plan, annual budget proposals and defense, school shelter operations, FEMA reimbursement setup, and austerity. Not bad for an almost two-year tenure? I am having mixed emotions really, although my heart is content, besides in the end its never about what you gained or the struggle you went through, it’s about the people you meet that became family. This is your Public School System director of finance signing off.”