Lakota Receives Auditor of State Award

Lakota Receives Auditor of State Award
Posted on 06/02/2017
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A recent financial audit of Lakota Local Schools by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. Lakota’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.

According to the award recognition, Lakota’s exemplary reporting “services as the standard for clean, accountable government, representing the highest level of service to Ohioans. Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability.”

“I’m proud to accept this recognition from the Auditor of State as it reflects the emphasis the district places on ensuring a stable financial standard,” states Jenni Logan, Treasurer for Lakota. “We know we must provide an excellent quality of education as well as a great value. We strive always to be effective and efficient with our precious resources and to keep the community informed as to what our priorities on spending are.”

“This award is another honor for our Treasurer Jenni Logan and the entire Lakota district,” states Acting Superintendent Robb Vogelmann. “Their diligence, commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency and to ensuring we are making the most of our resources is evident in their good work and through such recognition from the state.”

In November 2016, Logan was named the 2016 Outstanding Treasurer/CFO of the Year by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials’ (OASBO) Foundation for School Business Management. Logan, a 20-year veteran of school business, received her award at the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA)’s Capital Conference in Columbus.

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with general accepted accounting principles;

The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;

The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to: ethics referrals; questioned costs less than $10,000; lack of timely report submission; reconciliation; failure to obtain a timely Single Audit; findings for recovery less than $100; public meetings or public records.

Click here for more honors and recognitions awarded to Lakota Treasurer’s Department.