The Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools has an interim treasurer.

The district's school board on June 22 approved a contract for Tammy Emrick to fill the post.

She will be paid $70 an hour, four days per week, effective July 1.

Julio Valladares, the district's treasurer for 14 years, announced in June he was leaving to become treasurer of Newark City Schools.

His resignation became effective July 1.

"The board looks forward to welcoming Tammy to Gahanna and is pleased we were able to hire an interim treasurer who will move seamlessly into the role while we search for a new permanent treasurer," said Beryl Brown Piccolantonio, school board president.

"Tammy comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge. She has over 25 years of experience as a treasurer in several school districts in Ohio, most recently, Miamisburg City School District.

"She will hit the ground running and keep things running smoothly while we move through the search process," Piccolantonio said.

Emrick has worked as a part-time grants administrator for the University of Dayton the past eight months.

She was owner of Tammy S. Emrick CPA from July 2010 to June 2016, when she was a contracted treasurer for Alliance Community Schools.

She served as treasurer-chief financial officer for the Miamisburg City School District from August 2010 to December 2015.

She also worked as treasurer-chief financial officer for the Fairborn City School District from May 2003 to August 2010, and was treasurer of North College Hill City School District from September 1991 to May 2003.

She received her bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in accounting from Miami University in 1985.

Emrick also holds an active school treasurer license and is a certified public accountant.

"Tammy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our school district, and we are looking forward to working with her," said district Superintendent Steve Barrett.

Also June 22, the school board approved a contract with K-12 Business Consulting Inc. to conduct a search for a full-time treasurer, at a cost of $7,900, that included finding the interim treasurer.

Chris Mohr, president of K-12 Business Consulting Inc., said a treasurer's profile will be developed with input from the administration, board of education and other stakeholders.

He said candidates will be recruited through July, and he hopes final interviews are scheduled in mid-August.