Springboro Schools hires Porter as interim treasurer

The Springboro Community City Schools Board of Education hired Al Porter as Interim Treasurer earlier this evening.

In addition to serving as treasurer for the Carlisle and Wyoming school districts, he served as executive director of the Hamilton/Clermont Information Technology Center where he was responsible for providing financial reporting instruction and consulting to area treasurers. He also is an adjunct instructor of school finance at the University of Dayton, and served as superintendent for Franklin City Schools from 1984 to 1997.

“We are grateful that Mr. Porter has agreed to serve as we begin our search for a permanent Treasurer,” said Springboro School Board President Kelly Kohls.

Porter replaces Tracy Jarvis, who resigned to take a position with Xenia City Schools.

“The district thanks Tracy Jarvis for her hard work. Her expertise was key as we applied our efficiency plans to realize significant savings and then invest those savings back into our schools,” said Todd Petrey, Superintendent. “And now we look forward to welcoming Mr. Porter to our team.”

Porter’s appointment to the Springboro post allows for a seamless transition in the important office of treasurer. The school district will have a reduced renewal levy on the ballot in November. Issue 14 is proposed to renew a current operating levy that expires at the end of this year. Although it is a renewal, Issue 14 asks for 15 percent less money than the previous levy. It supplies 18 percent of the district’s annual operating budget.

Springboro Community City Schools serves more than 5,000 students in six school buildings. The district is highly regarded for academic excellence while also achieving one of the lowest per pupil costs in the state ($6,805 in FY12).

For more information on Springboro Schools, visit www.Springboro.org.

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