Board of Education

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.

Each task is essential to the fiscal health of the district, accountability to the community, and the support of academic achievement for every student.

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 Government Finance Officers Association.

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 FY2014 general fund expense budget of  $81.2 million.

  — Source: Franklin County Auditor’s Office

Financial Reports to the Community

Five-year Financial Forecast  (FY2015-2019) and Notes | FY2014-15 Budget Report | FY2013-14 Fiscal Summary ReportStudent Enrollment (FY2014) | Franklin County Tax Rates (Collection Year 2014) | Three-year Revenue/Expenditures, by Category | GJPS Tax Budget (FY2013-2014)

Annual Financial Overview Newsletter

  • The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30 and is denoted by the year in that it ends. FY2014 | FY2013 | FY2012

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)

  • The GJPS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is an 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.