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Grandview Heights City School District

Board hires new treasurer from Marion County

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The Grandview Heights Board of Education voted Monday, May 12, to hire Beth Collier as the district's new treasurer.

Collier, who is currently treasurer at Pleasant Local Schools in Marion County, signed the contract at the meeting. The contract begins Aug. 1 and runs through July 31, 2017.

She will succeed Tammy Rizzo, who resigned April 18 to take a position with the Shared Services Center Council of Governments.

Collier's base salary in Grandview will be $105,000. The board will re-examine her compensation annually during the three-year contract.

The district will provide Collier with all benefits offered to certificated administrators under board policy, including life, health and liability insurance as well as retirement incentive programs and tuition payments.

The district also will contribute $4,000 to Collier's health savings account each plan year.

Collier is expected to start work June 25 under a board-approved interim contract, which is pro-rated with the same terms as the three-year agreement and runs through July 31.

The interim contract was drafted to allow Collier "to get on to our cycle" for administrator contracts, which begins Aug. 1 each year, board President Grant Douglass said.

"It was really clear Beth was the choice," Douglass said.

"When you look at her transcript and see what's she's accomplished all along, from getting a 4.0 in college to every one of her references singing her praises to how everything she's done at Pleasant Local has been top-notch, she just emerged as the obvious choice from among a number of top candidates we had."

Collier and Mary T. Day, CFO/treasurer of Galion City Schools in Crawford County, were the two finalists interviewed by the board May 3.

A third "targeted" candidate, Kyle Smith, assistant treasurer for the Upper Arlington City School District, discussed the job with the Grandview board, but opted not to apply for the position.

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