CUYAHOGA FALLS —The city school district will be looking for a new treasurer, as Treasurer Justin Klingshirn has resigned after less than one year on the job.
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education unanimously accepted Klingshirn’s resignation at its meeting Wednesday night.
Klingshirn’s last day is March 16, although the school board also agreed 5-0 to pay him up to four transitional days sometime between March 19 and April 1, at a per diem rate of $326.92.
"Your time here has been brief, but you made an impact," said Board President Karen Schofield. "Your contributions will be remembered."
The Vermillion Local School District’s school board hired Klingshirn at $95,000 a year at its Feb. 20 board of education meeting. Klingshirn had become treasurer of the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools on June 1, 2017, at $85,000 per year. He had replaced David Hoskin, who started with the district in July 2012.
Klingshirn said a big factor in accepting the job with the Vermillion Local Schools was its proximity to where he lived.
"Living in Avon, the commute to Vermilion will cut my travel time from 1 hour to less than 20 minutes," Klingshirn said. "Also, my father attended school in Vermilion and I have family living in the district."
Cuyahoga Falls "is a great community," Klingshirn said.
"I have met many exceptional individuals that exemplify a desire to do the very best they can with the resources they have available," Klingshirn said. "The staff at Cuyahoga Falls have inspired me every day with their amount of collaboration, desire to do the very best, and positive attitudes. In my time here, they have truly made me feel at home."
The Cuyahoga Falls board members expressed their regrets in seeing Klingshirn leave.
"I’m sure you and your wife are happy you are working closer to home, but you will be missed," said Board member Anthony Gomez.
The school board also discussed how to best start the search for a new school treasurer. Schofield said that the Summit Education Service Center was currently looking for a treasurer, and that their job posting was "similar to what the district would need."
Board member David Martin questioned the possibility of going through the pool of candidates from the previous search last year to find prospective candidates. Martin also suggested using the resources through the Ohio School Boards Association, which is what the board did last time, saying while this would cost money, "it was money well-spent."
Klingshirn said the previous search cost about $8,000.
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