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Published: Tuesday, 11/1/2005

Stryker Local treasurer to take over in Defiance

DEFIANCE The Defiance City School District is hiring Eric Beavers to be its new treasurer, beginning Dec. 5. He is currently treasurer of the Stryker Local School District.

The Defiance school board voted 4-0 Monday to employ Mr. Beavers on a contract that extends through the end of 2007. Board member S.G. Brugler was absent. Mr. Beavers is to be paid $65,000 a year to manage the district s $20 million annual budget for its 2,500 students and 400 employees. Mr. Beavers is paid $57,800 a year at Stryker.

He will replace interim Treasurer Judy Mayes, who returned to the district, after retiring four years ago, when Treasurer Chris Lee left in August for Pettisville Local, a much smaller school district closer to his home. Mr. Lee, who was paid $57,000 a year, was treasurer at Defiance for almost two years.

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