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As Treasurer, I serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Independence Local School District, and I am responsible for the receipt, investment, accounting and disbursement of all types of public funds, as required by law, and in accordance with board policies. I have been a Treasurer since 1994, receiving my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron, and my Master's Degree and MBA from Ashland University.

Thank you for your interest in Independence Local Schools. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at (216) 642-5854 or any member of our department.


Eric Koehler
Independence Local Schools
7733 Stone Road
Independence, Ohio 44131-4813
Phone: 216-642-5854

Barb Bedzyk, Payroll/Benefits Coordinator
Phone: 216-642-5854

Kim Swallow, Accounts Payable/Receivable
Phone: 216-642-5854

State Fraud Center
The Auditor of State, Dave Yost established the following hotline and link for information/reporting of potential fraud throughout governmental agencies.

Telephone: 1-866-FRAUD OH (1-866-372-8364)

US Mail: Ohio Auditor of State's Office, Special Investigation Unit, 88 East Broad Street, P O Box 1140, Columbus, OH 44215
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Education Administration Center  |  7733 Stone Road  |  Independence, OH 44131
P: (216) 642-5850  |  F: (216) 642-3482 | Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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