By MORGAN MANNS
FOR THE COURIER
FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Schools hired an assistant treasurer during Friday’s school board meeting.
Christine Kempf will begin her position on Nov. 6. Her contract will run through June 30, 2019.
The district opted to hire an assistant treasurer to replace the position of fiscal service specialist, and approved the updated job description during the September board meeting.
The district used to have a treasurer, assistant treasurer and a fiscal service specialist approximately seven years ago. It has been operating with just a treasurer and fiscal service specialist, a position that will be left vacant when Linda Wolf retires on Jan. 1.
Replacing Wolf’s position with an assistant treasurer will allow the district to add responsibilities to the job, according to Treasurer Sue Lehmann. Kempf will be performing the same work as the fiscal service specialist with additional responsibilities.
A licensed treasurer, Kempf has 21 years of experience working in public schools. Most recently, she spent about 16 years as the assistant treasurer at Perrysburg Schools.
Separately, Lehmann provided the board with an update on the district’s fiscal standing in primary funds.
Revenue was $6,914,012 and expenses were $5,497,734 at the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. Fund reserves increased by $1,603,725 for a cash balance of $8,286,616, which is $1,755,447 more than this time last year.
In other business, the board accepted a $5,000 grant from 2009 graduate and Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde to the district’s athletic department.
The next meeting of the Fostoria school board will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the board office at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Ave.