Citizen's Financial Advisory Committee
Committee Charge

The task of assuring that its schools have necessary financial resources is one of the Mentor Public School District’s Board of Education’s most important responsibilities. To fulfill this responsibility, the Board of Education needs to continuously assess both current revenues and expenditures and projections for the future. The Board of Education realizes that school finance and school business management in the State of Ohio is highly regulated and places many restrictions on both income and expenses. The Board’s treasurer is the school district’s chief financial officer and reports directly to the Board of Education. It is the chief financial officer’s responsibility to prepare financial projections and oversee the collection of revenue, as well as the expenditure of funds. Financial planning is done publicly and encourages community involvement. The Board of Education expects the chief financial officer to organize and convene a Citizens Financial Advisory Committee to assist the school district in an advisory role by executing the following committee charge:

  • Review annually the forecasting assumptions made by the chief financial officer, study the financial projections and, if necessary, examine related documents concerning the district’s finances.
  • Share business and financial best practices from the private and public sector.
  • Perform the functions of an audit committee as it relates to the annual single audit conducted by the Auditor of State. (Citizen members only are eligible to be members of this sub-committee.)
  • Prepare periodic reports on committee activities and present the information to the Board of Education at public Board meeting.
Organizational Structure
  • Maximum of six citizen members. 
Ex Officio Members
  • Board of Education President
  • Board of Education Vice President
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Mentor Teacher Association
  • Mentor Classified Employees 
Length of service on committee Two or Three Year Renewable and Staggered Terms

Committee Members
Ms. Michelle Kaplan
Assistant Finance Director
City of Beachwood
Two Year Term
December 31, 2018

Ms. Eryn Medved
Vice President
Lake National Bank
Two Year Term
December 31, 2018

Mrs. Janet Mulh
Clerk- Treasurer
Waite Hill Village
Three Year Term
December 31, 2016
Mr. Bernie Rykaczewski
Vice President
Volk Optical
December 31, 2018
Mrs. Pamela Trivisonno
Trivisonno CPA, Inc.
Three Year Term
December 31, 2016

Ex Officio Members
Mrs. Virginia E. Jeschelnig

Board of Education
6451 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Board Member
Mrs. Mary L. Bryner
Board of Education
Vice President
6451 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Mr. Daniel Wilson
Chief Financial Officer
Mentor Public Schools
6451 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Mr. William M. Porter
Interim Superintendent of Schools
6451 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Audit Committee

Ms. Michelle Kaplan                                   Ms. Erin Medved                        Mrs. Janet Mulh
                                Mr. Bernie Rykaczewski                Mrs. Pamela Trivisonno
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