New Albany News

NAPLS treasurer

Schall interviewed again, but search remains open


The New Albany-Plain Local school board last week completed a second interview with Daniel Schall of Tipp City, treasurer for the Vandalia-Butler City School District, but district officials say the search for a new treasurer still is not complete.

Schall, who was one of two applicants interviewed initially, interviewed a second time in a Nov. 27 executive session, according to school board member Mark Ryan.

The other candidate interviewed earlier in November was Todd Johnson of Delaware, assistant treasurer for the Olentangy Local School District, who did not interview Nov. 27.

Ryan told the financial review and reporting committee Dec. 3 that the district is "still in talks" about the position.

"We never have narrowed (the search) down to one until it has been voted on by the board," Ryan said.

District spokesman Patrick Gallaway said the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, which is assisting with the search, could still identify other candidates.

The school 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 for the Westfall Local School District in Williamsport. Peg Betts has been the interim treasurer, and her contract ends Dec. 31.

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