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District awarded Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for 15th consecutive year

TAVARES – For the 15th consecutive year, Lake County Schools has been awarded the Certificate of GFOA logo Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).


The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.


Additionally, an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was presented to the district’s Finance Department for its primary responsibility for preparing the award-winning CAFR.


The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.


The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.