What is the role of the Treasurer’s Office?
Phone: 330-534-1921 x1010
In the 21st century, the Treasurer has the responsibility of being the Chief Financial Officer of the school district. This responsibility encompasses the receipt, accounting for, and disbursement of all the funds of the school district as required by applicable laws and in accordance with board regulations and policies.
The Treasurer also serves as secretary to the Board of Education and as such records and has custody of board meeting minutes, files and certifies certain documents. The statutory duties of the Treasurer are set forth in ORC sections 3313.22 through 3313.32.
The role of the Treasurer’s office in the school district affects all areas of the educational process. The office staff usually does not have direct contact with students. However, each student’s education depends on the Treasurer’s staff i.e. utility bills are paid on time, purchase of instructional supplies, etc.
The residents of the district depend on the Treasurer’s office to invest district funds wisely, provide accurate financial information, and ensure that the funds of the district are spent within the limits of the law.
While the Treasurer’s office staff performs the day-to-day operations, they also put deal with daily ordeals within the District. Since the Treasurer’s Office provides a service, many of the phone calls are related to the following: “I didn’t get receive my paycheck”, “Where is the purchase order I sent over?”, “I need more money for building repairs and educational supplies”. The Treasurer must ensure that the office staff is continually motivated to deal effectively and positively with people - not only to satisfy the customer, but to ensure that the students have an effective learning environment.
The Treasurer’s office strives to provide efficient service to the District, it’s employees, students, and the public.