Struthers school district treasurer gets hefty raise

STRUTHERS — The annual salary of the school district’s treasurer will jump 27 percent — from $55,000 to $70,000 — beginning Aug. 1.

In addition, per Arthur Ginnetti III’s three-year contract, approved by the Struthers Board of Education on Tuesday, it will increase to $72,000 in contractual year 2015, then to $74,000 in 2016 — a 35 percent increase from his current salary.

But this raise is warranted, said Robert Noble, president of the Struthers Board of Education, as it more closely aligns Ginnetti’s salary with the county average of $75,600.

“When we hired him [in December 2011], he had never been a treasurer,” Noble said. “He was inexperienced, but he was an excellent candidate, and we had promised him as he proved himself, we would try to bring his salary up.”

Noble added that over the past three years, Ginnetti “has more than proven himself” with the quality of his work. Not only did Struthers City Schools have a clean audit for fiscal year 2012 — the audit for fiscal year 2013 has not yet been released — but Ginnetti has also identified numerous cost savings for the district.

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