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New Albany hires Olentangy’s Jenkins as treasurer


The New Albany-Plain Local school board on Jan. 8 unanimously approved a three-year contract for Rebecca Jenkins, the district’s choice for its new treasurer.

Jenkins, treasurer of the Olentangy Local School District, will start Feb. 4.

“This is a great school district and there are a lot of exciting things happening in education here,” Jenkins said. “I thought I'd like to be a part of that.”

Jenkins will earn an annual salary of $132,000. She is eligible to receive a performance bonus of up to 5 percent of her salary after the first year, and her salary can increase by $5,000 annually if she moves into a home in the district.

The value of her benefits package was not immediately available, but according to her contract, the district will pay life insurance, her contribution to the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio and her share of Medicare taxes.

Jenkins will have 25 days of vacation and three unrestricted personal days for each full year worked. She is being offered the same medical benefits other district administrators receive.

The district had sought a treasurer since Brian Ramsay left New Albany last summer to become the treasurer of the Westfall Local Schools in Williamsport. Ramsay was paid $144,527 per year in salary and $55,535 in benefits.

Peg Betts then was hired as interim treasurer through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio to work to the end of December. The board on Jan. 8 extended her contract, which pays her $550 a day, through February.

Jenkins was not one of the original 18 applicants for the position. She was recruited by the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, which helped with the search, said school board President Laura Kohler.