The Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer for the district and oversees all financial operations for Wyoming City Schools. The duties of the Treasurer include overseeing the budgeting process, financial planning and analysis, payroll, purchasing, and the accounts payable process. The Treasurer coordinates financial matters between local, state and federal authorities and the District. Additionally, as a member of the District Finance Committee the Treasurer meets monthly with two board members, the superintendent and a teacher representative to monitor and discuss fiscal matters.
Carolyn Hinds joined the district in 2014 as Treasurer. She has worked in school finance for 12 years and, during each of her years here in Wyoming, the district has continued to receive the Ohio Auditor of State Award, presented to public entities that meet specific criteria related to a “clean” audit.
Hinds has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Miami University. She is a member of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials and is vice-president of Ohio Valley Association of School Business Officials.
For information regarding school finance, please contact the Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-206-7012.
Carolyn Hinds, Treasurer
The Wyoming Board of Education has approved a resolution directing the Hamilton County Board of Elections to place a 9.5 mill dual purpose property tax levy on the May 2, 2017, ballot. This 9.5 mill property tax levy allots 8 mills for operations and 1.5 mills for permanent improvements. While the 2005 operating and permanent improvement levy was projected to last only four years, the district's conservative financial measures allowed the district to delay returning to the voters again for 12 years.
“In data provided by the last statistical survey of the community, the Board saw overwhelming support of the quality of education being provided by the Wyoming City School District,” said Wyoming Board of Education President Todd S. Levy. “It also indicated the community would support moving ahead with a property tax levy of this size.”
Eighty percent (80%) of district operating expenditures are spent on salaries, wages, benefits, and retirement costs. The permanent improvement portion of the levy will be used for strategic long-term refurbishment of facilities, equipment and technological infrastructure.
“At the average Ohio school district, 67.1% of expenditures are spent on classroom instruction,” said Wyoming Board of Education Vice President Lynn Larson. “In Wyoming, 73.6% of operating dollars go directly into classroom instruction with the remaining spent on items such as extracurricular programming, utilities and building maintenance.”
The cost to a homeowner would be $332.50 annually for each $100,000 of appraised market home value as determined by the Hamilton County Auditor.
The Wyoming community has passed every Wyoming City Schools operating and permanent improvement levy for the last 47 years.
The Citizens Advisory Committee of Wyoming City Schools hosted a School Finance Forum to provide information and give the community an opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from the district Finance Committee. To view a video of the forum in its entirely, Click link: School Finance Forum.