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Treasurer

A staff portrait of Andrew Geistfeld

Andrew Geistfeld joined the Upper Arlington City Schools as Treasurer/Chief Finance Officer in November 2005. Prior to joining Upper Arlington, he was the Treasurer of the Olentangy Local School District in Delaware County. He has served in public school districts since 2001 in various capacities. Before working for public schools he worked in the private sector as a Senior Manager with the accounting firm, KPMG.

Throughout his time in education, he has been committed to being a good steward of public funds. He is Past-President of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) and was named its 2022 Outstanding Treasurer of the Year, leading the way among more than 600 school districts across the state. He is also a member in the Government Finance Officers Association.

Geistfeld is a graduate of the Upper Arlington City Schools. He received a Master of Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He also is a certified public accountant.

Recognition of Financial Excellence

Auditor of State Award
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Upper Arlington Schools is committed to being a good steward of our community's investment in our schools. Every year, we rely on an external, third party review of our finances by the state auditor's office. We are proud to consistently earn a clean audit opinion and the Auditor of State Award – recognizing our commitment to effective and accountable financial practices for our community. (View the Auditor of State Awards from 2013 to 2021.

AAA Bond Rating
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Effective and efficient use of our financial resources is crucial to ensuring that we can provide the high-quality educational experiences that our students deserve and our community expects. Upper Arlington Schools continues to be one of a handful of Ohio school districts that has the highest bond rating — AAA — from S&P Global. Two of the key factors in achieving this rating are our financial planning and strong community support. The rating allows districts to obtain lower interest rates when issuing debt, decreasing the costs for our community.

Commitment to Efficiency

Upper Arlington Schools is committed to being a good steward of the community’s investment in its schools. The district remains focused on the responsible use of taxpayer dollars by continually seeking out cost efficiencies through local and national purchasing consortiums and other options that do not have an impact on the day-to-day student experience. This is crucial to ensuring that the majority of the district's budget continues going to what matters most — the instruction and support of our students. You can learn more about the district's commitment to efficiency at the link below. 

EFFICIENCY COMMITMENT