By ASHLEY MOOR
Courtesy of the Record Herald; Printed 5.19.13
TIPP CITY – Joe Smith, the treasurer of the Tipp City Board of Education, will be retiring after 25 years of service. It is the job of the board of education to find a replacement.
Ten people have applied for the position. These candidates were chosen as a result of a search conducted by the Ohio School Board Association, with school board vice president Scott Dixon handling the interface with OSBA during the search. The OSBA screening committee included Deputy Director of School Board Services Cheryl Ryan and Director of School Board Services Kathy LaSota.
After reviewing all of their information at the last board meeting, the board narrowed the list down to five candidates to interview May 8-9. The candidates met with Smith, Superintendent Dr. John Kronour, and the board.
A second round of interviews happened this week on May 15 and 16. These interviews consisted of touring the board offices and and schools, meeting administration and staff, and further interviews with the board of education.
Of the five candidates, three are treasurers of other districts, one is an assistant treasurer, and one has extensive financial experience in private industry. According to board president Frank Maus, out of respect to the applicants and their relationships with existing employers, the board is not releasing any names of the candidates yet.