Taylor Recognizes Lakota Local School District for Excellent Financial Accountability

Monday, November 30, 2009

Butler County -

Auditor of State Mary Taylor’s office today presented Lakota Local School District officials with the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for their fiscal year 2008 audit. Fewer than five percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.

“I am pleased to recognize the Lakota Local School District for properly accounting for the tax dollars they spend,” Taylor said. “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 Report (CAFR).
  • There must be no findings or issues present in the audit report.
  • There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.

Craig Jones, Treasurer, Lakota Local School District and Carl A. Enslen, Regional Liaison


The Ohio Auditor of State’s office is a leader in the accounting and auditing field, earning prestigious national honors from the Government Finance Officers Association, the National White Collar Crime Center and the National State Auditor’s Association.

Steve Faulkner
Deputy Press Secretary
(614) 644-1111