Perry Local

Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200


Welcome to the Perry Local Schools Finance Department:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees the financial operations of the Perry Local School District and reports directly to the Board of Education. The CFO’s responsibilities encompass the receipt, accounting of and disbursement of all funds of the school district as required by applicable laws and in accordance with administrative guidelines and board policies.  The Finance Department employees handle a semi-monthly payroll of up to 250 full- and part-time employees and an annual budget of over $30 million.  The CFO also serves as secretary for the Board of Education, is custodian of Board Meeting minutes, is a member of the district’s negotiating team, procures insurance, serves as the district’s investment officer, is the records commissioner, and administers all contracts.
Perry Local School District Earns Auditor of State Award with Distinction
The Perry Local School District was honored in February 2016 with the Ohio Auditor of State Award of Distinction. This is the highest level honor awarded by the Auditor of State.  Congratulations to the employees of the district who are steadfast in their commitment to financial compliance and responsibility.
Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:
  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in the form of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report;
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to: ethics referrals, questioned costs less than $10,000, lack of timely report submission, reconciliation, failure to obtain a timely Single Audit, findings for recovery less than $100, public meetings or public records
PLSD's OhioCheckbook Now Available Online
The Perry Local School District is pleased to partner with the Ohio Treasurer of State’s Office to make the district’s financial information easily accessible on While the school district has always been committed to financial transparency, this initiative provides the data in an easily accessible, user-friendly manner for our taxpayers. If you have questions about the Perry Local School District’s online Checkbook, please contact CFO Lew Galante at 440-259-9200 x9221 or via email at [email protected] 
The Finance Audit Committee consists of the following members:
Lew Galante, CFO
Mark Welch, Vice President

Meet the Finance Department:
Mr. Lew Galante, Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Jennifer Capo, Accounting Manager
Mrs. Tarlyn Dodaro, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Specialist

Mrs. Trish Sbrocco, Payroll Specialist
Mrs. Lori Bastian, Benefits Specialist