From the Treasurer's Office
Newark City Schools Treasurer Julio Valladares
Newark City Schools hired new Treasurer Julio Valladares on June 30. Valladares comes from Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, where he served for 15 years as the district treasurer.
He started his education here in Newark at Central Ohio Technical College, where he graduated with an associate’s degree in accounting in June of 1994. He later graduated from Franklin University with his bachelor degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration by August of 2000.
Treasurer Valladares’ first report for the district shows a comparison of revenues, expenditures and cash balances for fiscal years 2017 and 2016.
Total Revenues: $71.8 million (increase of $2.1 million over 2016)
Total Expenditures: $68.5 million (increase of $2.6 million over 2016)
Total Cash Balance: $28.3 million (increase of $3.3 million over 2016)
Newark City Schools is in a healthy fiscal condition. The total cash balance covers just over 4 months of operations.
Overall, the district is fiscally sound and continues to look for ways to maximize taxpayer dollars by spending within the means of the five-year forecast, while at the same time continuing to provide quality education to all of our students.
Treasurer Valladares is excited to join the Newark City Schools family.
White Field Update
Please join us for the first Newark Wildcat football game of the season at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, as the Wildcats host Mount Vernon. We will be dedicating the Paul “Hoss” Starr Stadium at White Field prior to that game.
White Field continues to look better on an almost daily basis. Crews have been working all summer to complete the second phase of renovations to the field.
This summer, in addition to water pipe repairs underneath the field, we have added a new ramp in the northeast corner of the field that allows easier access to home seating.
Visitors to White Field will also notice the new ticket booth that has been build in front of the stadium on the Church Street side.
This brings much of the planned construction to an end at the field. During the past few years, we have added artificial turf, renovated the locker rooms, added a concession stand in the northeast corner of the stadium, and more.
This upgrade to the field benefits many programs at Newark City Schools, including soccer, lacrosse, marching band and football. The renovation has been a tremendous partnership between private donors and the district. Thank you to everybody who has contributed to its success.
Please visit our website, www.newarkcityschools.org, and our athletic website, www.nhswildcats.com, for more important dates, such as concerts and games. Here are a few events coming up:
Aug. 9: 9 a.m.: First Home Golf Match vs. Bloom Carroll at Trout Club
Aug. 15: 4 p.m: First Home Girls’ Tennis Match vs. Bloom-Carroll
Aug. 17: First Day of School, grades 1-6, 9
Aug. 18: Full day of school, grades 1-12
Every year, our 6th graders and 9th graders get a full day at the middle and high schools on their own to help with their transition. Kindergarten students are also transitioned into school slowly to help them adjust to the routine of school. The first full day for kindergarten students will be Aug. 25.
Aug. 24: 6 p.m. First Home Girls’ Soccer match vs. Mount Vernon at White Field
Aug. 24: 7 p.m.: First Home Volleyball match vs. Grove City at NHS
Sept. 1: 7 p.m. First Home Football game, vs. Mount Vernon: Dedication of Paul “Hoss” Starr Stadium at White Field
Sept. 2: Noon: First home Boys’ Soccer match vs. Logan at White Field
Sept. 16: 9 a.m.: Cross Country Invitational at Evans Athletic Complex
Oct. 5: 4 to 9 p.m.: NCS Orchestra Spaghetti Dinner/Performance
Oct. 13: 7:30 p.m.: Homecoming Football game vs. Groveport Madison, with parade prior to game
Oct. 17: 7 p.m.: Fall NHS Choir Concert
Oct. 21: 1 p.m.: 43rd Annual Newark Marching Band Invitational