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Smith will not apply for Grandview district treasurer position

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Upper Arlington City School District Assistant Treasurer Kyle Smith has decided not to apply for the treasurer position at Grandview schools.

Smith met Monday, May 5, with the school board to discuss the position, but had not decided whether he wanted to apply for the job.

Smith was a "targeted candidate" brought to the board's attention by the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, which is assisting the district with the treasurer search.

He was contacted to see if he would be interested in applying for the position, board Vice President Debbie Brannan said.

On Wednesday, May 7, Smith informed the district he would not apply for the Grandview post, she said.

The board will now turn its focus to the two finalists -- Mary T. Day, CFO/treasurer of Galion City Schools in Crawford County, and Beth Collier, treasurer of Pleasant Local Schools in Marion County -- who interviewed with the board Saturday, May 3, Brannan said.

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UA assistant treasurer pegged as possible candidate

A third potential candidate is being pursued as Grandview Heights City School District leaders search for their next treasurer.

The school board Monday, May 5, spoke with Kyle Smith, assistant treasurer for the Upper Arlington City School District. As of Tuesday, May 6, Smith had not officially applied for the position.

Two finalists -- Mary T. Day, CFO/treasurer of Galion City Schools in Crawford County, and Beth Collier, treasurer at Pleasant Local Schools in Marion County -- interviewed with the board Saturday, May 3.

George Tombaugh, a client services representative with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, has been assisting the board with the treasurer search.

Smith was a "targeted candidate" brought to the board's attention by the center and contacted to see if he would be interested in applying for the position, board Vice President Debbie Brannan said.

Tombaugh will contact Smith sometime this week to discuss whether he remains interested in the job, Brannan said.

Smith has been in his current position for only about 14 months, a factor that may lead to him to decide he wants to stay in Upper Arlington and is not interested in further pursuing the Grandview job, she said.

"I still think we will have a new treasurer before the end of May," Brannan said.

The three finalists all "have a very strong fiscal background and experience," board President Grant Douglass said. "We're very pleased with the quality of the candidates."

Cindy Ritter, former CFO at Marysville Exempted Village Schools and currently a consultant at K-12 Business Consulting, is serving as interim treasurer.

Former Treasurer Tammy Rizzo resigned April 18 to become director of fiscal services for the Shared Services Center Council of Governments. The council is associated with the Educational Service Center.

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