When the fiscal year ends June 30 for the Ann Arbor Public Schools, an era will end, too. ' George Balas, colorful business manager of the public schools and secretary of the Board of Education since 1948, announced last night he will retire that day. School Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr., who said he will begin a search for Balas' successor, praised him last night for his "outstanding service in every respect." "It is impossible for me to express adequately my appreciation for his services over the years," Westerman declared. "We regret his departure.
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