Business Office (CFO/Treasurer)

Business Office (CFO/Treasurer)

Business Office

Business Office
Welcome to the Defiance City Schools Business Office webpage. The office is where the Treasurer, Payroll Specialist, Assistant Treasurer and the Fiscal Specialist are located.  The Treasurer is the Chief Fiscal Officer and reports directly to the Board of Education.  The Business Office is located at 801 S. Clinton, Defiance Ohio. 

The Business Office oversess all aspects of the finances for the District.  The CFO/Treasurers plays five primary roles in the District:

1. Fiscal leaders and advisors who provide sound financial guidance that assists the district leadership team in the decision-making process; 
2. Financial managers who clearly understand the economic resources and collaborate with district leadership in their management; 
3. Managers of capital and financial assets who, through their fiscal leadership, are charged with the guardianship of these assets; 
4. Communicators and collaborators who disseminate and articulate the financial status of the district
5. Professionals who adhere to established ethical standards.

In order to provide information to the community, this webpage currently includes links to the District’s current five-year forecast, and additional transparency reports to provide district residents, parents, and other community members with information regarding DC School’s financial position.  In addition, below are some useful links:


To report fraud, The Ohio Fraud Reporting System provides citizens and public employees with several ways to anonymously report allegations of fraud, abuse or misuse of taxpayer funds.   Individuals can anonymously report online at the Auditor of State’s website or call the SIU Fraud Hotline: 1-866-FRAUD OH (1-866-372-8364), or mail a written complaint to:       

                  Ohio Auditor of State’s Office
                  Special Investigations Unit
                  88 East Broad Street
                  P.O. Box 1140
                  Columbus, OH 43215

Please contact Treasurer Cheryl Swisher with any requests.  

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Cheryl Swisher at 419-782-9452 ext 3010 or by email at [email protected].

Business Office


Cheryl Swisher

Office: 419.782.9452 x3010

Email[email protected]


Assistant Treasurer

Jan Schultz

Office: 419.782.9452 x3008

Email: [email protected]

Payroll Specialist 

Suzanne McGlaughlin

Office: 419.782.9452 x3011

Email: [email protected]

Fiscal Specialist 

Holli Parks

Office: 419.782.9452 x3009


 Webpage updated 1/10/2024.
The District went through a reappraisal in 2023 that resulted in increases in Tax valuations. This report gives you information regarding those changes.

Five Year Forecast

Monthly Transparency Reports

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