Treasurer/CFO, Andrew Geistfeld

Mr. 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. Mr. Geistfeld 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, Mr. Geistfeld has been committed to being a good steward of public funds. He is Past-President of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials and a member in the Government Finance Officers Association.

Mr. 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.


Treasurer's Notes:

Scioto Pointe Joins UA Schools

The Upper Arlington School District just got a tiny bit bigger.  Scioto Pointe, a development of 23 homes tucked between UA’s western border and the eastern bank of the Scioto River, is switching from South-Western City Schools to our district.  Families living in that area …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Financial reporting on Monday August 17, 2015 at 11:38AM
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2014-2015 School Year Marked Progress in Efficiency

As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the steps we have taken this year to address efficiency and sustainability in the district’s finances and operations.

In the fall of 2013, the district embarked on an Efficiency Project and committed to …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Efficiency on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 09:16AM
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Association Agreements Lead to Savings

I would like to thank our two associations, the Upper Arlington Education Association and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 201, who have worked with us to find additional ways to be more efficient through staffing and benefit costs. We have negotiated new agreements with both …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Efficiency on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 02:37PM
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Online Fee Payment

Upper Arlington Schools is proud to offer parents an online option for paying fees and managing lunch accounts. This is our second year partnering with SPS EZpay, which allows parents to make credit card payments from their computer, tablet or phone. Those that choose to use this system pay a $2 …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 02:35PM
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UA Schools Earns Auditor of State Award

Every year the Auditor of State sends a team to each school district in Ohio.  The team spends several weeks examining the district's financial data and then compiles an official audit report.  

I'm proud to report that, once again, Upper Arlington Schools has received a clean audit …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Financial reporting, Awards on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 10:06AM
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'Significant progress' made toward efficiency

One year into the Upper Arlington Efficiency Project, district treasurer Andrew Geistfeld has good news to share.

“We have put in place about $3.6 million worth of efficiency measures at this point.  That puts us more than three-quarters of the way toward our commitment of improving the …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Efficiency on Monday December 1, 2014 at 10:28AM
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Leaner Costs and Great Results: Efficiency Project Update

When we launched the Efficiency Project in August, I knew our commitment to improve the district’s bottom line by $4.5 million by the summer of 2017 would take a lot of work. Our goal is to explore ways in which our school district can operate more cost-effectively, while the same time, …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Efficiency on Monday July 14, 2014
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Treasurer's Update


Each year school districts across the state are audited by State Auditor’s Office. They set up shop in our office, dive into our financial records, review our practices and check the accuracy of our data. I’m proud to say that Upper Arlington, once again, has …

Posted by Andrew Geistfeld in Efficiency on Monday February 10, 2014
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