The Columbus City School District still hasn't found an interim treasurer, district spokesman Jeff Warner said earlier this week.

The Columbus City School District still hasn't found an interim treasurer, district spokesman Jeff Warner said earlier this week.

Treasurer Michael Kinneer, who joined the district in 2005, announced earlier this month that he is moving to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to become that city's finance director. He said he applied for the position in April and received the offer June 23.

Kinneer, 51, will leave his post Aug. 20. His new salary will be slightly more than his current salary of $141,750.

School board president Terry Boyd previously said he had planned to meet with Kinneer to discuss who should act as interim treasurer.

Boyd did not return ThisWeek's calls for comment on the meeting.

Warner said the board's next step is to meet and discuss a process to select an interim treasurer. He said the board has ample time before Kinneer leaves, though.

The board currently is in recess for July and will meet again next month.

"They still have plenty of time because (Kinneer) is here basically for another month," Warner said. "We have a really well-qualified staff over there, so we are in good hands."

The district's three assistant treasurers are Michael McCammon, Bob Stalder and Deborah Littlefield.

Kinneer previously said one of his assistants could be chosen to stand in until a permanent treasurer is found.

In the lead up to his announcement, Kinneer co-chaired the levy millage committee, which was instrumental in the board's decision to seek an operating levy and a bond issue on the November ballot.

Kinneer has said his departure should not affect the two issues and that he purposely stayed with the district longer to work through the paperwork that went along with the issues.

During a special meeting June 27, the seven-member board approved a 7.58-mill operating levy and a "no new millage" bond issue that is expected to be about 1.13 mills.

Combined, the operating levy and the bond issue would cost taxpayers slightly less than $275 a year per $100,000 of assessed property value.

If voters approve the measures, the levy would go toward the phase-in of the Ohio Core curriculum -- a statewide mandatory program that aims to boost science and math in schools.

Other uses include four regional theme-based schools, a reduction in class size from third grade down and adding a period to the school day.

A majority of the bond issue would go to the third phase of the district's facilities project, and the remainder would be spent on school-bus replacement, computers and textbooks.

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