Ironton school official recognized

Published 9:01 am Monday, October 2, 2017

Wade named outstanding treasurer by association

Patty Wade, the chief financial officer for Ironton City Schools, was recently recognized as the Outstanding Treasurer at the Ohio School Boards Association’s Southeast Region Fall Conference.

The conference took place at the Alexander Local School District’s elementary school in Albany this past Thursday.

“Patty’s done some very notable things here,” Ironton Superintendent Dean Nance said. “She started here at the Ironton Board of Education the year after she graduated from high school, in 1970.”

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“She’s worked for the district for 47 years,” he added.

Nance added that during her career with the school district, she’s held every position in the finance department, including secretary, payroll, accounts payable and finally, treasurer.

The Ohio School Boards Association’s Southeast Region covers 84 school districts in 18 counties, and its Region Recognition Program was established in 1993 as a way to help local school districts showcase outstanding achievement and educational excellence.

There are 10 “outstanding” categories in which nominations are received, which include student program, male student, female student, faculty member, volunteer, administrator, treasurer, classified staff member, new program or innovation, and community business leader.

The Ohio School Boards Association was established in 1955 following the consolidation of five regional associations in order to coordinate activities.

Today, the association is comprised of 714 school boards. Its 3,466 elected board members represent Ohio’s local, city, exempted village, career center and educational service center districts.