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Kohler: District will extend treasurer search into 2013


The New Albany-Plain Local school board's search for a new treasurer will go into 2013, district officials say.

The board chose to interview two of the 18 candidates who applied 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.

The board also conducted a second interview Nov. 27 with Schall.

But the search will continue, said school board President Laura Kohler.

"We weren't able to reach a mutual agreement with the individual we'd been meeting with and we do not anticipate interviewing any more of the applicants," Kohler said.

The district has been working with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio on the search.

Kohler said the ESC will be asked to recruit candidates who have not applied for the position.

Interim Treasurer Peg Betts was hired last summer through the ESC to work to the end of the year. She has stay on with the district in January until a full-time treasurer is found, Kohler said.

Betts is paid $550 a day and the district pays into the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio for her and pays her Medicare contribution.

The treasurer post has been open since Brian Ramsay left in July to become the treasurer of Westfall Local School District in Williamsport.

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.