Warrensburg school district officials said this experience served Polunci well.
"In setting up additional finance and cash controls, Kevin has brought our school district into a new era," Warrensburg Superintendent of Schools Tim Lawson said Tuesday. "He'll be sorely missed, and very difficult to replace."
Monday the school board appointed an interim business manager and officially began a search for Polunci's permanent replacement. Applications for the post will be accepted through June, and the board members expect to appoint a new financial chief in July, Lawson said.
Polunci said Monday he was going to keep his home in Warrensburg, remaining a resident of the town.
"I really love the community up here," he said.