Taylor Recognizes Mentor Exempted Village School District for Excellent Financial Accountability
Lake County -
State Auditor Mary Taylor presented Mentor Exempted Village School District with the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for the fiscal year 2005 and 2006 audits. Fewer than five percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.
“I’m pleased to recognize Mentor Public Schools commitment to properly accounting for the tax dollars they spend,” said Taylor. “The community should be proud of their commitment to making sure that each tax dollar is spent appropriately.”
Certain criteria must be met to receive the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award. Standards include:
• The entity must complete and submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Review (CAFR).
• There must be no findings or issues present in their most recent audit report.
• There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.
The Ohio Auditor of State’s Office is one of the largest accounting offices in the nation. The office strives to ensure that all public funds are spent legally and appropriately and works aggressively to root out fraud, waste and abuse in public spending. Taylor encourages anyone suspecting fraud or misspending of public dollars to contact her office toll-free at 1-866-FRAUD-OH (1-866-372-8364).
A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AWARD PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST