Board of Education

our fiscal beliefs

We believe it is prudent to have a cash reserve that is no less than 60 true days' cash. This is a long-term goal that will take time, deliberative discussion and a great deal of planning, which will be accomplished by focusing on the following fiscal principles:

1. Every dollar spent must add value to teaching and learning and there are management options attached to all expenditures.
2. All fiscal decisions will be made in the context of the five-year forecast.
3. We will focus on managing expenses and diligently avoid deficit spending.
4. Long range strategic planning for curriculum, technology and capital improvements must be continuously updated and followed.

About the Office of the Treasurer & Financial Services

The Office of the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer encompasses a multitude of responsibilities and roles that include:

  • Accurately tracking and reporting of the District's financial accounts and investments;
  • Managing a bi-monthly payroll of more than 800 full- and part-time employees;
  • The protection of assets within the District’s 13 buildings, as well as serving as the official GJPS records custodian as outlined by the Ohio Revised Code.

About Treasurer/CFO Julio Valladares, MBA

Julio Valladares, MBA
GJPS Treasurer & CFO

Mr. Julio Valladares has served as the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer for GJPS since March 2003.  He essentially serves as a fiscal adviser, providing sound leadership to assist the GJPS Board of Education and the administrative team in numerous decision-making processes based on available resources and current economic factors.

Previously, he served as an assistant treasurer with Xenia Community Schools and as a fixed asset accountant with the AAA Ohio Auto Club. He received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Franklin University. Valladares is a member of the Ohio School Board Association, the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, and the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, serving on their education committee.

Contact Us

(614) 478-5534
Fax: (614) 478-5568

Payroll & Benefit Department

Classified & Substitute Employees
Kristel Harrell, (614) 479-1312

Certificated & Admin. Employees
Kay Melaragno, (614) 416-5696

Accounting Department

Bert Ward, (614) 478-5536

Lisa Siegesmund, (614) 479-1311

Of the 16 area school districts, GJPS has the third-lowest average levy millage rate. Similarly, GJPS operates within a FY2016 general fund expense budget of  $81.5 million.

  — Source: Franklin County Auditor’s Office

Financial Reports to the Community

Five-year Financial Forecast (FY2017-2021) and assumptions | FY2016 Budget Report | FY2014-15 Fiscal Summary ReportStudent Enrollment (FY2016) | Calendar Financials FY2016 | Franklin County Tax Rates (Collection Year 2016) | Three-year Revenue/Expenditures, by Category |

Annual Financial Overview Newsletter

  • The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30 and is denoted by the year in that it ends. FY2015 | FY2014 | FY2013

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)

  • The GJPS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is independently audited and often exceeds generally accepted accounting principles. It is comprised of three major sections: introductory, financial and statistical.

Additional Resource Links

* Gahanna-Jefferson Buildings
1 Central Administration Office Building | 1 School Bus Compound and Garage | 1 Central Maintenance Compound | 7 Elementary School Buildings | 3 Middle School Buildings | Lincoln High HS (Clark Hall, Hamilton Hall, Jefferson Hall, and Lincoln Hall)

Learn more about each of our schools.