CUYAHOGA FALLS — The current treasurer with the Amherst Exempted Village Schools will soon have a new office more than 50 miles southeast from where she now works.

The Cuyahoga Falls school board on June 1 unanimously finalized the offer to Barbara Donohue, who accepted a three-year contract for $107,100, said Board President Karen Schofield. Donohue will officially start Aug. 1.

Donohue could not be reached for comment.

"We're excited to have Barbara join our school district," Schofield said. "She brings 25 years of school district experience as a treasurer to us."

The school board also unanimously approved at its June 6 meeting contracting with Donohue on a consulting basis for up to 27 days before she officially starts, at the per diem rate of $411.92.

The contract for Assistant Treasurer Kathryn Brugger, who has been serving as interim treasurer, was expected to expire June 30. Schofield said that the school board unanimously approved extending her interim contract to July 31. Brugger also was given a three-year contract to resume her assistant treasurer position starting Aug. 1, at an annual salary of $60,900.

Donohue replaces Justin Klingshirn, who left the district in March to become the treasurer for the Vermillion Local School District after less than a year with the Cuyahoga Falls city schools.

Reporter April Helms can be reached at 330-541-9423,, or @AprilKHelms_RPC