The Milton-Union School District will be welcoming a familiar face to the finance department, but she will be coming back with a new title. Kay Altenburger will be stepping into the role of treasurer beginning July 1, after the retirement of current school board treasurer, Charles Klein.
Altenburger previously worked for the Milton-Union School District as the EMIS Coordinator in 2005 before leaving to take a position as the assistant treasurer of the Vandalia-Butler City School district in July 2006. During her employment with the Vandalia-Butler school system, she pursued her dream in obtaining the required qualifications and education to obtain her Ohio School Treasurer license.
“To be a treasurer, I had to obtain my Bachelor’s degree, take two Masters classes in finance and school law,” Altenburger said. “I also had to have 300 hours internship with a licensed school treasurer.”
Altenburger completed her Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership course in School Finance and School Law at the University of Dayton during the summer of 2013. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree at Bluffton University in December 2013, all the while interning and working full-time for the Vandalia-Butler school system.
“After obtaining my treasurer’s license, the opportunity came up at Milton-Union Schools was looking to fill Mr. Klein’s position,” Altenburger continued. “I worked at Milton-Union Schools before, so it’s a unique opportunity for me to go back and work with people that I already know. I’m excited to go back and work with such a great group of individuals and team that cares so much about the students. They are a very student focused group of individuals.”
Altenburger will continue working with the Vandalia-Butler school system throughout the month of May. In June, she will begin as an assistant treasurer while she learns the ropes from Klein until his retirement July 1, where she will take the role of Treasurer full-time.
“I’m a hard worker with always the students in mind and always looking for ways to identify operational efficiency so we can make the most effective use of the money that we can to serve the children,” she said. “I feel one of my strengths is communication. Each person that comes into the office has different needs, so I strive to give them the information they need. I try to look at things at their point of view and help them the best I can. I plan to continue to maintain the integrity and financial responsibility that has already been developed by Chuck [Charles] Klein- he has been a great treasurer.”
Now that Altenburger has completed her studies and secured her desired position, she has some time left over at the end of the day to do the things that she enjoys. She loves spending time with her family, reading and taking her two dogs for walks.
“I’m lucky that I was able to get the education I needed and the experience so I could return to a school like Milton-Union and serve all the staff, students and board.” Altenburger concluded.
For more information, contact the Milton-Union Treasurer’s office at (937)884-7910.