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Clean Audit, 25th Financial Award for District


At the February 17, 2021 Manchester Township Board of Education meeting, Dave Gannon, of the accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies, reviewed the district’s audit report for the fiscal year 2019-20. 

Gannon praised the district staff for their cooperation with the audit and their ongoing commitment to quality record keeping. He reported that the district received an unmodified opinion on the district's financial statements for 2019-20, which means that they fully complied with county and state regulations and there were no audit findings or recommendations. In addition to the general audit, he said the firm also does an audit for federal and state programs and Manchester also earned an unmodified opinion there. He also reported that the district continues to do an excellent job of improving the financial situation at the state Regional Day School in Jackson, which is managed by the district.

Gannon announced that the district received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the International Association for School Business Officials for the 25th consecutive year, noting that Manchester is one of only 30 districts in the state to achieve the recognition this year. He presented the award plaque to Business Administrator Craig Lorentzen.

Mr. Lorentzen stated that receiving a clean audit is a district-wide effort.  He thanked his board office staff and the staff and administration in the schools for their dedication and efforts during the audit process.  He also remarked, “Receiving the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting is a testament to the board, administration and district staff and their goal to provide a thorough and efficient education while remaining in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.  This award validates the district’s commitment to fiscal integrity, transparency, and high quality financial reporting.”