The Bedford Board of Education has appointed William Parkinson as the district’s new Treasurer, effective August 1, 2020.
Mr. Parkinson comes to the Bedford City Schools from the Willoughby-Eastlake City School district, where he served as Treasurer/CFO for eight years. At Willoughby-Eastlake Schools, he provided fiscal oversight over a $150,577,000 budget, including a $92,241,000 payroll and benefit budget for nearly 800 full and part time employees. Among his accomplishments there, he restructured nearly $52 million of debt, which saved the taxpayers over $10 million.
“I am looking forward to building on the proud Bearcat tradition and also looking forward to being a part of this strong educational school community,” Mr. Parkinson said.
Prior to his tenure at Willoughby-Eastlake, Mr. Parkinson served for eight years as Treasurer/CFO for Strongsville City School District and as Treasurer/CFO for two years for Wyoming City School District. Before that, he also served as Assistant Treasurer for Mentor Exempted Village Schools, Financial Analyst at Lake Hospital System, and Accountant at Deimling Forbes Associates.
Mr. Parkinson earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Miami University, Ohio. In 2000, he also earned a School Treasurer’s License from the State of Ohio.
The Bedford City School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, religion, disability, or national origin in the education programs and activities which it operates. Any questions or claims may be directed to the district's Title IX/Section 504 coordinator, Kenneth Elder, at 475 Northfield Road, Bedford, OH 44146.