Paul Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Paul has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the White Pine County School District since March 1997 and has had the privilege of serving on a number of Nevada fiscal panels and funding studies to evaluate the Nevada Plan funding formula for K-12 education. Most recently, he was involved on a committee tasked with repairing and simplifying the current Nevada Plan funding formula. In 2013 through 2014 he served as a member of the Task Force on K-12 Public Education Funding Technical Advisory Committee. The Task Force was created to recommend a plan for funding public schools based upon a weighted formula that takes into consideration the individual educational needs and demographic characteristics of pupils. Through his efforts and involvement with various committees that serve to improve Nevada's funding, he has earned the following awards:
- Nevada Association of School Boards: District Level Administrator Impacting Student Achievement
- Nevada Association of School Boards: Executive Director's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Education and Nevada School Boards Service During the 2015 Session of the Nevada Legislature
- Nevada Association of School Boards: Executive Director's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Education and Nevada School Boards Service as a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee to the Task Force on K-12 Public Education Funding
- Nevada Association of School Administrators: Central Office Professional-Technical Administrator of the Year
In September 2002, he was appointed to the White Pine County Commission by Governor Kenny C. Guinn and served the remaining term through 2004. During this period he served as the Vice Chair and Chairman of the Commission and served on several advisory committees.
Mr. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UNLV and has a diverse background including experience with small businesses, corporations and local government operations. He is actively involved in civic organizations, local government affairs, economic development and youth athletics/activities.