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Treasurer for Newton Falls headed to Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — The Newton Falls Board of Education soon will be looking for a new treasurer as Julie Sloan, who served that district for the past 18 months, was hired as the Brookfield school district’s new treasurer.

The Brookfield Board of Education on Monday approved a 3.5-year, 260-day per year contract effective Feb. 1 for Sloan, who will be paid $67,000. The contract is through July 2023.

Sloan, of Bristol, was selected from six applicants who sought the position when current Treasurer Craig Yaniglos announced he was leaving for a new position effective Jan. 31.

Yaniglos was hired as treasurer and chief financial officer with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District.

Sloan served most recently as treasurer for Newton Falls and before that was assistant treasurer for Champion schools for three years and served the Trumbull County Educational Service Center for four years as assistant to the treasurer.

“I look forward to working for the district. Craig had contacted me when he was planning to leave and felt the position would be a good fit for me,” she said of her decision to apply for the position.

Board President Ronda Bonekovic said Sloan’s background experience as well as being “highly recommended by her references” made her the most qualified for the position.

“We are excited to have her on board,” she said.

Sloan said she looks forward to helping the district continue to move in a positive direction.

“I feel there is a lot of good things happening for this district, and I am glad I will be part of this,” Sloan said.

In addition to Newton Falls, Niles City Schools also is looking for a treasurer as Yaniglos has been serving as an interim treasurer for the district under a shared services agreement. Yaniglos was filling in when former treasurer Lori Hudzik was on unpaid leave since last summer.

The Niles Board of Education unanimously accepted what it is called a “voluntary resignation” by abandonment of position from Hudzik, who did not return to work as ordered last month.

Yaniglos thanked the board and officials for his three years in the Brookfield district.

“Brookfield is in a much better place than when I got here. The district is in good shape,” he said.

Yaniglos worked with district offiicals to help them get out of fiscal emergency in 2018 after being in that designation for five years.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com

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