BG school board continues contract with financial consultant

Bowling Green City Schools will retain the services of its financial analyst.
The board of education on Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of David Conley, with Rockmill
Financial Consulting, for another year.
“The terms of his contract is that it automatically renews, and in speaking with David he would like to
continue working with us and is willing to do so at the original contract rates,” said school board
President Ginny Stewart.
Although his rates went up last year, he is willing to keep his current payment at $40,000, she said.
“He enjoys working with the district. He finds it interesting and very challenging,” Stewart said.
Conley has been invaluable to the district and to her as board president, she said.
“The workshops dealing with the levies and their structure provided us with the information needed to
place the current levies on the ballot,” Stewart said.
“The task force that he oversaw and facilitated allowed those in this community who participated to gain
a deeper knowledge of how school districts operate financially and a greater understanding of the
tightrope we are on managing our funding,” she said.
Given the facility needs, pipeline dollars and the everchanging funding coming from the state, Stewart
said she was in favor of allowing his contract to continue.
“I’m extremely supportive,” said board member Bill Clifford. “I think he was invaluable, not only to the
board but also the district. He guided us quite well this past year, quite a few times, when we had
those workshops.”
“Not only has he been helpful and available to all of us, he’s also made himself available to community
members,” added board member Jill Carr.
Conley was hired in 2018 in response to members of the community requesting the district consider funding
sources other than property taxes for the new school project.
Since then, he has led the financial task force in discussing the best way to fund the proposed
facilities, and also led numerous weekend workshop on the levy schedule used by the district.
He is an expert in school taxation, with over 30 years of experience.