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Welcome to the Treasurer’s Office!

Thank you for your interest in the financial position of Oak Hills Local School District.  Our District continues to serve the communities of Green Township & Delhi Township at the highest level by providing a top notch education at a low cost to our local taxpayer.  Oak Hills is a leader in public education in the State of Ohio; evident by the District’s history of being excellent stewards of the community’s resources.  The District only had one voted tax levy increase in 20 years.  Ongoing communication and transparency have assisted our District in forming solid relationships with our constituency.

As the Treasurer/CFO of Oak Hills Local School District, I encourage you to contact me if you have questions. I can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @OHLSD_Treasurer.

-Steve Bain

[email protected] or 513-574-3200

School Funding 101 - Video 

Financial Updates

May 2024 - Financial Update to the Community

March 2024 - 1997 Bond Issue Discussion (matures in 2025 -- paid in full)

January 2024 - Quality Profile - A Snapshot of the Community's Return on Their Investment 

June 2023 - Financial Update to the Community

January 2023 - Quality Profile - A Snapshot of the Community's Return on Their Investment 

January 2023 - Levy Presentation

Highlander Insider - Summer / Fall 2022

January 2022 - Quality Profile - A Snapshot of the Community's Return on Their Investment 

May 2021 - Financial Update

March 2021 - Guest Column - March 2021 Cincinnati Enquirer & Community Press (Property Values, COVID Update, Stimulus Funding & More)

Community Newsletter - July 2020 

Previous newsletters & communication available upon request.

Oak Hills Earns Auditor of State Award with Distinction - for Seventh Consecutive Year! 

(Green Township / Delhi Township) –  June 9, 2022 – Auditor of State Keith Faber recently certified the 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  The District was recognized with the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for the highest quality level of accounting and recordkeeping.  Auditor Faber commented, "on average, less than 4 out of 100 public entities receive this prestigious award across the state.  The award speaks volumes with respect to the level of Oak Hills' transparency and safekeeping of your community's resources".  The audit extends over an array of operations, including special education reporting, student fundraising, grant funding, and accuracy of accounting programs.  Board President Jan Hunter, "our 45,000 vested stakeholders have an expectation of the highest level bookkeeping.  We are truly appreciative of Auditor Faber for the recognition, and it gives me great honor that we have exceeded our stakeholder's expectations".  Oak Hills Local School District has earned this award for 7 consecutive years.


Steven R. Bain, Treasurer
Jamie Behrle, Assistant Treasurer
Lisa Hauser, Payroll & Benefits
Kristy Berra, Payroll & Benefits
Shannon Schwallie, Student Activities & Accounts Receivable
Brandy Hauser, Accounts Payable

Specific Duties of the Treasurer
As the school district’s chief fiscal officer, Mr. Bain serves as Treasurer for all school district funds and assumes responsibilities for the receipt, safekeeping and disbursement of all school district funds. He also directs and manages all financial accounting programs and systems used within the district. The Treasurer acts as secretary of the Board of Education, and performs other duties as assigned by the Board.

Specific Duties of the Assistant Treasurer
Mrs. Behrle assists in the daily financial operations of the School District, including reconciling the District’s monthly records, processing payroll items, receipting District revenue and preparing the budget for the current fiscal year.  Mrs. Behrle also assists in facilitating State/Federal Grant funds, as well as serving as the financial liaison of the parochial schools in our District.