ESC conducting replacement search

Last updated: June 04. 2014 12:47PM - 1421 Views
By Lenny C. Lepola newsguy@ee.net

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During a special meeting of the Big Walnut Local School District Board of Education last Thursday (May 29) evening, District Treasurer Felicia Drummey announced that she would be leaving the district. Drummey has been the school district’s treasurer since early 2010, and also served as an assistant treasurer with Big Walnut from October 1996 through June of 2007.

Drummey serves as the district CFO and reports directly to the board of education; her department is responsible for all accounting, payroll and financial reporting requirements of the school district.

As District Treasurer, Drummey is responsible for preparing the annual budget, the district’s semi-annual five-year forecasts, and the publication of an annual report; and as treasurer, Drummey also serves as the Secretary to the Board of Education.

District Superintendent Steve Mazzi said Drummey made a formal statement of resignation during last Thursday’s board meeting.

“She talked about having spent so much time here, that she has started to look outside the walls of Big Walnut,” Mazzi said. “She also questioned whether she would stay in education or work at something different.

“I remember when we were going through difficult times, and she was able to implement procedures that stabilized the district so we could move forward,” Mazzi continued. “Felicia is leaving Big Walnut better than when she entered. We obviously regret seeing her go.”

Mazzi said the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESC) would conduct a search for the district’s next treasurer.

“Technically, Felicia would work with the district through 31 July, but that depends on the search process,” Mazzi said. “But if the ESC and the board finds someone sooner then they would get with her and make a final decision.”

Board of Education President Allison Fagan said Board members and District administrators would work with Drummey to ensure a smooth transition in the treasurer’s office.

“The Big Walnut Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Felicia Drummey, District Treasurer, and wishes her well as she embraces this new phase in her life and the opportunities that may come her way,” Fagan wrote in an emailed statement. “We appreciate the amount of time and service she has provided to the district.”

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