Frank Franus Named 2010 
John Batley Award Recipient

April 21, 2010 - One of the traditional highlights of the PAISBOA Annual Meeting is the presentation of the John Batley Award, our highest honor. A former CFO of Westtown School, recipient of the Visionary Award, and the man for whom the John Batley Award was created, John’s legacy is one of selfless giving and inclusion in PAISBOA. We celebrate his character, competence, and consistency each year with the selection of the John Batley Award winner.

For 2010, the John Batley Award was presented to Frank Franus, Business Manager of The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

This honor is bestowed upon Frank Franus by his many colleagues and friends in recognition and gratitude for his vision, energy, commitment, and conscience, and for his service to the benefit of all members, and in recognition of his many contributions to the Association, particularly as a Board Member, Officer, and Treasurer during a period of significant growth and accomplishment. Frank has served as Chair of the Membership and Finance Committees, and was a member of the Executive Committee

Frank has served the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf with honor and pride during his 20 year tenure as Business Manager.

Among his many accomplishments, he re-structured and modernized PSD’s Accounting System in accordance with accounting standard operating procedures; he procured a bond to make possible the construction of a modern facility to house PSD’s Early Childhood Center and the subsequent reinstatement of PSD’s High School after a 20 year hiatus; re-organized all human resource practices and procedures, bringing PSD into compliance with current FMLA, COBRA, ERISA and other HR policies; and provided invaluable counsel to the incoming Head of School, enabling PSD to initiate the second phase of its campus improvement project

Frank grew up in Scranton, PA. He served in the United States Navy and attended The Pennsylvania State University, earning his CPA and MBA degrees along the way.  He worked as the assistant business manager with the Scranton School District, going on to become business manager with the Rose Tree Media School District. Frank has two brothers and sisters, two children, JJ and Franco, along with a stepdaughter. 

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