Trimble Treasurer To Retire

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During the final Board of Education meeting for one of Trimble’s longest serving employees, the retirement of a second long-term employee was approved by the board.

Tuesday marked the 89th consecutive meeting for Supt. Kim Jones who will retire at the end of the month.

It also marked the official word from Treasurer Cindy Rhonemus that she will also retire later this year. Rhonemus has served as treasurer for the past 13 years, having worked in the district two years earlier in her career.

“My biggest goal was to leave the district in a more fiscally sound position than when I arrived, and with the help of the board, administration and staff, I feel I have accomplished that goal,” read a portion of the letter presented to the board.

The district has had many years of the five-year forecast showing in the red, before the most recent forecast which has the district projected in the black for the next five years. The district also recently passed a permanent improvement levy which will cover work to the roof at the Jacksonville building.

Rhonemus noted the hard work and efforts put forth by those inside the district during her tenure, including Jones, Wendy Withem (assistant to the treasurer/payroll) and Karen McCoy (EMIS/Supt. secretary) as part of her letter.

The Board unanimously approved the retirement, thanking Rhonemus for her service to the district.

While no timeline for the hiring of a replacement has been established at this point, it will be in the near future according to Jones.

Rhonemus’ retirement will become official on Dec. 1, but her last day will be on or around Nov. 7 according to the letter.

“Please know that I will do whatever I can to make it a smooth transition for the new person that you hire to take the Treasurer’s position,” stated Rhonemus.

“I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to serve here and I wish the Trimble Local School District nothing but the best,” her letter concluded.