7571 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: (419) 846-3151
Fax: (419) 846-3361
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 Welcome to the home page of Northwestern Local Schools Treasurer’s office. The treasurer serves as the financial officer of the Northwestern Local School District and is responsible for the receipt, investment, forecasting, accounting and disbursement of all types of public funds as required by law and in accordance with Board policies. On this page you will find information regarding Payroll Policies & Procedures, a summary of the District's 403B Plan, as well as general financial statements. If you need more information, please contact the treasurer's office. The office consists of:

Lesa Forbes - Treasurer 419-846-3400 x3 or nrws_lforbes@tccsa.net.

Sherri Hamilton - Assistant to the Treasurer 419-846-3400 x2 or nrws_shamilt@tccsa.net


I am excited to have been the Treasurer of Northwestern Schools since 2013.   I have completed the majority of my degree in Education and have received my MBA degree from Ashland University in May of 1996, and continue to take financial classes.  I worked in the private sector for 27 years.

My family has historically resided in this incredible district for generations. My husband, Eric (’83), and I (’85) are both Northwestern graduates and our daughters, Arika Forbes (’08) and Amanda Brewster (‘15) are also Northwestern Huskies alumni. We enjoy traveling, the outdoors, animals, hunting, family and friends, and anything with wheels. We are active members at Mohican Church of the Brethren in various capacities and thoroughly enjoy the children and youth ministry. We were involved with our children when they participated in girl scout, 4-H, band, church activities, and athletics. I am thrilled to be at Northwestern and look forward to meeting the community members and students of this Great Husky Nation. I am very proud to be the district treasurer as I jokingly say we bleed Blue & Gray! GO HUSKIES!!!

Employee Forms
Pay Schedule SY19-20
Federal Withholding 2019
Complete this form and submit to the Treasurer's Office for new vendor set-up prior to submitting a requisition or making a purchase
Mileage Reimbursement 2019 IRS
Timesheet for all paid advisory / coaching positions


As of July 1, 2016 - any check returned for NSF will be charged a $25 fee. Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) checks cost Northwestern Local Schools time and money.
Multiple violations per year of 3 checks of NSF will result in no longer being permitted to pay by check. Failure to pay obligation will result in the debt being added to student’s fees.

Forecast & other Financials

Current Board approved (July 2019) 5-year Forecast and Graphs

 5-year Forecast  May 2019 ODE & Assumptions May 2019 ODE

 How to Read a 5-Year Forecast

Auditor Results  FY18 (June 2017 - July 2018)Auditor Results

School District Income Tax Number

Northwestern's School District Income Tax Number is:  8505
7571 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287 | Phone: (419) 846-3151 | Fax: (419) 846-3361
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