Benjamin Logan Hires New Treasurer; Other Board Actions


The special Board of Education Meeting on Friday began with the board approving the meeting agenda and subsequently approving a consulting contract and a treasurer contract for Leah Baker.

Leah Baker will initially serve as a Consultant for fiscal services from June 10 to July 5, 2024. Subsequently, she will officially assume the role of Treasurer on July 8, 2024, with her term extending until July 31, 2026.

Mrs. Baker brings extensive experience and a proven track record of success to her new role. With nine years of dedicated service at Worthington City Schools, Leah’s journey within the district saw her rise from a Financial Support Specialist to a key player in the finance department. Her responsibilities evolved to include supporting administrators, staff, and parents in finance department programs and accounts receivable, along with assisting the Treasurer with crucial reports for audits, account budgeting, and forecasting.

Baker’s commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by her recent completion of the pathway program through the Ohio Association of School Business Officials to obtain her Treasurer’s License.

“I am honored to join the Benjamin Logan Local School District as the new Treasurer,” said Baker. “My passion for finance and dedication to fostering positive relationships within the educational community will drive me to contribute meaningfully to the district’s financial success.”

In addition to her extensive professional experience, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management Leadership from Franklin University, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Science from Columbus State Community College.

“We are thrilled to welcome Leah Baker to our team,” said John Scheu, Superintendent at Benjamin Logan Local School District. “Her comprehensive skill set and commitment to excellence make her the perfect fit for the Treasurer position.”

Baker resides in Prospect, Ohio, and is eager to begin her new role within the Benjamin Logan Local School District.

During the report of the superintendent/personnel section, the resignation of Christa Knight, a high school Family Consumer Science teacher, was announced. Her resignation will be effective on July 31, 2024, due to personal reasons.

Lastly, the board approved the revised lunch prices for the 2024-2025 school year. The new lunch prices are $2.95 for grades K-4 and $3.20 for grades 5-12. Reduced lunch will be free for the fiscal year 2025. Milk will cost $0.50, and adult lunches will be $3.50. For breakfast, the price is set at $1.85 for grades K-12, with reduced breakfast being free for the fiscal year 2025. Adult breakfasts will cost $2.00.