Board of Education appoints new district treasurer

On July 1, Lauren Leahy will join the Schuylerville Central School District as the new District Treasurer. Leahy has 11 years of experience working in a school district/BOCES-related financial environment. She has worked at the East Greenbush Central School District since 2021, first as the district’s Payroll Specialist, and then as the Acting Supervising Accountant/District Treasurer, the position she currently holds. Prior, Leahy was the Treasurer at Berkshire Union Free School District and began her career at Questar III BOCES, where she worked as the Clerk and the CBO & Fixed Assets Technician. Leahy has an Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Information Management & Technology from Hudson Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from SUNY Canton, and a Master of Business Administration from Utica College.  

As Schuylerville’s District Treasurer, Leahy will work with Schuylerville’s Assistant Superintendent for Business, Christine Burke, to manage approved budget expenditures and revenues for all funds; identify and research budget inconsistencies; prepare grant forms; track Capital Project expenditures; assist in monthly BOCES bill reconciliation, and assist in year end closing. In addition, the District Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations and treasurer reports
  • Cash flow management
  • Reviewing and approving purchase orders
  • Entering all deposits into WinCap
  • Creating yearly transportation contracts and submitting them to NYS
  • Preparing, analyzing, and awarding bids related to the business office
  • Serving as the liaison to the internal claims auditor
  • Communicating with financial institutions for all financial transactions
  • Maintaining fixed inventory
  • FMLA requests
  • Time and attendance

“Lauren will serve in a very important role in Schuylerville, a role that is essential to day-to-day fiscal and Business Office operations,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business, Christine Burke. “I am confident Lauren will make great strides in this position, as we work as a cohesive unit in the overall financial management of the district.”