London City Schools hires new district treasurer

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Trevor Gummere signs a three-year contract to serve as London City Schools’ new treasurer and chief financial officer.

(Posted Sept. 17, 2017)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

London City Schools welcomes a new treasurer and chief financial officer.

Trevor Gummere replaces Kristine Blind, who has accepted a position as treasurer with Gahanna-Jefferson Schools. Blind’s resignation takes effect on Sept. 26.

Gummere was selected from among 17 applicants and was granted a three-year contract. He has served as a school treasurer for 14 years, the past eight at Mount Gilead Exempted Village Schools in central Ohio.

“During his career and during our interview process, Trevor’s leadership, experience and clear understanding of school district finance were apparent,” said Darryl Brown, London school board president.

Gummere earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and obtained his treasurer’s license in 2003. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business management from Tiffin University.

The board accepted Blind’s resignation at their Sept. 12 meeting. Blind has worked in school finance for 21 years. She spent the past six years as treasurer at London.

“It’s been a great joy to be here, and I’ve appreciated your support,” Blind told the board and administrators.

Brown complimented Blind on the time, effort and commitment she has given to her position at London.

“The trust placed in you was very well deserved,” Brown said.

Todd Boyd, president of the London Education Association, praised Blind for the work she did to put the district in a “a very good position” financially for years to come.

Blind starts her job at Gahanna-Jefferson on Oct. 10.

In other business, the board set a work session for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the board meeting room at the high school.

School leaders are reviving a tradition, bringing back a parade as part of homecoming festivities. The parade will take place on Sept. 28 before the start of London’s home football game, proceeding from the Madison County Fairgrounds to the athletic field.

The district soon will hold a ribbon-cutting for the Raider Rack, a free, in-school clothing store for students in need in grades pre-K through 12. The tentative opening date is Oct. 3. The store is supported through donations. New clothing, shoes and outerwear can be dropped off or shipped to: London City Schools, Board of Education Office, Attn. Melissa Canney, 380 Elm St., 2nd Floor, London, OH 43140. Checks may be made out to London City Schools Raider Rack and mailed to the same address.

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