Olentangy Valley News

Olentangy assistant treasurer up for New Albany job


Olentangy Local School District Assistant Treasurer Todd Johnson is one of two candidates being considered for the open treasurer position in the New Albany-Plain Local schools.

The New Albany school board Nov. 12 interviewed Johnson, who is a Delaware resident, and Daniel Schall of Tipp City, treasurer for the Vandalia-Butler City School District.

Neither man had been offered the job as of Friday, Nov. 16, nor has either been eliminated from consideration, said district spokesman Patrick Gallaway. The search has not yet concluded, he said.

The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio is assisting with the search and planned to recruit other candidates, Gallaway said.

District officials have no plans at this time to interview the other 16 original applicants.

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

Board members also 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.

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.