New Albany News

NAPLS treasurer search

Olentangy's Johnson, Vandalia's Schall on interview list


Two of the 18 candidates who applied for the New Albany-Plain Local School District treasurer's position were scheduled to be interviewed by the school board in executive session Nov. 12.

They are: Todd Johnson of Delaware, assistant treasurer for the Olentangy Local School District; and Daniel Schall of Tipp City, treasurer for the Vandalia-Butler City School District.

The school board last month adopted a profile for the position that requires the treasurer to be proficient in financial management and facilities, property and capital-asset management. The profile also specifies communication, leadership and professionalism as necessary skills.

Other qualifications include at least a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and a valid Ohio treasurer's license or the ability to obtain one; at least three years of experience as a school or educational service center treasurer; knowledge of the Ohio Revised Code; and experience in budget preparation.

District spokesman Patrick Gallaway said the board would use the profile to screen candidates in searching "for the right candidate that will best meet the needs of our district at this time."

Public meetings could be scheduled in the future to allow district residents to meet the candidates before a final candidate is chosen, Gallaway said.

The school board-approved timeline includes interviews in November, with the potential to make a job offer in December.

Former treasurer Brian Ramsay left in August to become the treasurer of Westfall Local School District in Williamsport. Peg Betts has been the interim treasurer.

District officials have not yet discussed compensation for the treasurer's post. Ramsay was paid $144,526.55 per year in salary and $55,534.88 in benefits.