The Pickerington Board of Education on Monday, March 11, is expected fill the district treasurer’s position.
School Board Member Lori Sanders Thursday, March 7, confirmed the board intends to hire Timothy Ryan Jenkins, treasurer of the Greenon Local School District in Clark County, Ohio, at the board’s next scheduled meeting.
Sanders said Jenkins, who was one of five finalists for the district’s treasurer position, has accepted the job and is expected to go to work for the district April 1.
“We have the intent to approve his hire at our (March 11) meeting,” Sanders said. “He has notified his district.”
Sanders said Jenkins will receive an annual base salary of $117,000.
She added he will work under a “bridge contract” from April 1 to Aug. 1, and then a new, three-year contract with Pickerington will go into effect.
“He’s extremely qualified for the position,” Sanders said. “We just felt like he was a really good fit, not just for our schools, but for our community.”
Additional details about Jenkins and his impending hire were expected to be announced later today, Sanders said.
According to the Greenon schools website, Jenkins is in his sixth year as that district’s treasurer.
The site states Jenkins came to Greenon after working as the treasurer at Graham Local Schools in St. Paris, Ohio, from the 2007-08 school year through the 2009-10 school year.
Further, the site states, Jenkins previously was a secondary school principal of Northwestern Middle School in Clark County and past assistant principal at Northwestern High School.
He reportedly began his career in education as a high school math teacher, is a graduate of Ohio State University.
Jenkins earned his secondary mathematics teaching credentials at Ohio University and his master of arts in educational administration from OSU.
Upon his official hire, Jenkins will replace Dan Griscom, who retired Feb. 1 after serving as Pickerington’s treasurer since May 2008.
At the time of his retirement, Griscom was paid an annual salary of $104,500.
Since Griscom’s departure, district business manager Vince Utterback has served as interim-treasurer.
Sanders said the board intended to bring Jenkins to Pickerington this school year so the district could have full-time personnel in place for both posts.
“We have our business manager double dutying as treasurer,” she said. “Those are big jobs in and of themselves.
“This also is a negotiating year (for union teachers).”
Look for updates regarding Jenkins’ expected hire on ThisWeekNEWS.com.
A story is also scheduled to appear in the March 14 edition of ThisWeek Pickerington Times-Sun.