Kettering schools expected to hire new treasurer for first time in seven years



KETTERING — A new treasurer for Kettering City Schools is set to be approved Tuesday, the first time the district has done so in seven years.

The Kettering board of education is scheduled to vote on the hiring of Cary Furniss, records show. He is currently treasurer/CFO for Kings Local Schools in Warren County.

The compensation for Furniss was not disclosed, as details were being worked out Monday afternoon, Superintendent Scott Inskeep said.

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Records show a five-year contract for Furniss, one of three candidates the board interviewed for the position.

“I anticipate Mr. Furniss will be approved,” Inskeep said.

Furniss said in his application letter he has 34 years in financial management positions and has “established a record of accomplishment as a strong financial leader who views challenges as opportunities.”

Others who interviewed were Jayme Profitt, assistant treasurer for Beavercreek City Schools, and Gina Samson of the Shared Resource Center in Dayton, officials said.

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The district has contracted out its treasurer role to the Shared Resource Center since 2014, when turmoil forced out Treasurer Steve Clark. Dan Schall had been the SRC’s primary representative serving Kettering schools in that time.

Samson has worked in the treasurer’s role for the district the past few months, but she told this news outlet earlier she was not being offered the position. She has also provided similar services for Oakwood schools.

Board President Jim Ambrose said “it’s the preference of the board for us to have someone with us all of the time” after contracting with the SRC for seven years.

Kettering City Schools has about 1,200 employees and an annual budget topping $100 million, records show.

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Records indicate the contract for Furniss would run from Jan. 1, 2022 through 2026.

Furniss joined Kings schools in January 2018 with a three-year contract, according to that district’s website. He is a Wilmington College graduate and holds licensure as a school treasurer and business manager.

Furniss has been school treasurer in the Reading, Lebanon, Norwood, Upper Arlington and Mason districts, according to records.

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