The embattled Mid Central Educational Cooperative in Platte has lost its current interim business manager.

The embattled Mid Central Educational Cooperative in Platte has lost its current interim business manager.  Stephanie Hubers, who replaced Scott Westerhuis after the tragedy, has resigned her position.  She was with the Educational Cooperative for more than 11 years.

Hubers was close friends with Scott Westerhuis, who shot and killed his family in September, before turning the gun on himself. 

The board is advertising for a new business manager and has just put out a new job description.  Hubers confirms to KELOLAND News that she decided to quit and was not forced to leave. 

That comes at the same time the state has awarded a new contract to Mid Central. The Department of Education is paying Mid Central $4200 to rewrite language arts and reading standards for the state. 

That’s despite the fact that the Department of Education pulled the GEAR UP grant from Mid Central following troubled audits. 

Mid Central currently has an operating balance of $43,000.  That compares with an average $3 million balance when it was administering several federal grants for the state, including GEAR UP in 2009 and 2010.