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Dawson County Schools receives award of distinction for excellent financial reporting
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Jessica Taylor

For the ninth year in a row, Dawson County Schools has received an award of distinction for excellent financial reporting, an honor given to organizations that submit timely, thorough and high-quality financial statements. 

During the Dawson County Board of Education’s July 19 meeting, board members and Superintendent Nicole LeCave recognized and honored the members of the school system’s finance department for their hard work in achieving the award. 

“The Department of Audits awards an award of distinction to organizations that submit quality financial statements and supporting documents in a timely manner each year,” Finance Director Beth Covington explained during the meeting. “We finished up our audit very early this year compared to normal and we were notified a few months ago that we had received the award again this year.” 

In order to receive the award, an organization must email a financial report with an unmodified audit opinion, meaning that there are no findings in the audit, and that is free from any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses. The report must also comply with all transparency and government requirements. 

Dawson County Schools has won the award every year that it’s been possible, an impressive feat for any organization, Covington added. 

“The award has been given for nine years, Dawson County has received the award for all nine years, and we are one of the very few schools that have done this,” Covington said.