Dublin City School District Treasurer Stephen Osborne is resigning from his district job effective Sept. 1 to join the faculty at Otterbein University.

Dublin City School District Treasurer Stephen Osborne is resigning from his district job effective Sept. 1 to join the faculty at Otterbein University.

Osborne has worked for Dublin since 2007.

"Steve's leadership is one of the big reasons our district has been able to stretch out the last operating levy passed in 2012," said Lynn May, Dublin Board of Education president.

"He has been a tremendous asset for our district and will be sorely missed," she said.

Under Osborne's leadership, the district has earned the highest possible credit rating from Standard and Poor's, implemented several successful cost-cutting initiatives, created an innovative staff wellness program, and repeatedly received the Auditor of State Award of Distinction for clean and accurate financial reporting.

"Steve has been a valuable partner during my first three years here, and he will be missed," Dublin Superintendent Todd Hoadley said.

"His staff is extremely professional, and I know they will keep our district on track during this time of transition."

The search for the next treasurer will begin immediately with a goal of having a new treasurer in place by the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, district officials said.

Osborne received an annual salary of $134,000 and a compensation package including salary and benefits that totaled $174,200.

"This is a bittersweet situation for me, but I am excited by this new professional opportunity," Osborne said.

"This is a great school district and we have a great leadership team.

"I'd like to thank my staff, the district staff, and the community for their support and dedication to public education over the years," Osborne said.