New Albany News

NAPLS treasurer search

Johnson, Schall invited to second interviews


The New Albany-Plain Local school board was expected to meet in executive session Nov. 27 to discuss the district's vacant treasurer post.

The school board Nov. 12 interviewed two of the 18 applicants for the position: 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.

Both candidates were invited back Nov. 27 for a second interview, said district spokesman Patrick Gallaway.

Gallaway said after the first interviews that district officials had not concluded their search but also had not eliminated Johnson or Schall from consideration. He said the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio is assisting with the search and still planned to recruit other candidates.

Members of the district's financial review and reporting committee also were invited to the meeting to discuss the search for a new treasurer, Gallaway said. Seven community members and several district officials serve on the committee, which was formed in 2010 to "share business and financial best practices from private and public sectors, review financial forecasts and audit results, review and provide feedback regarding expenditure practices and review schedules of levies."

Gallaway said district officials still hope to have a new treasurer in place by January.

The board adopted a timeline in September that included a probable December job offer.

Board members also adopted a profile for the position that requires the treasurer to be proficient in managing finances, facilities, property and capital assets. 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.

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 discussed compensation for the treasurer's post. Ramsay was paid $144,526.55 per year in salary and was paid $55,534.88 in benefits.