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, as well as other 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  [email protected].

Sherri Hamilton - Assistant to the Treasurer 419-846-3400 x2 or [email protected]


 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-Forbes (‘15) are all Northwestern Huskies alumni. Our grandson, Ben Forbes, is now a Husky; continuing the over 5 generation legacy.  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
Please complete and submit for COVID related FMLA
COVID related FMLA - employee rights
Mileage Reimbursement 2020 IRS
Ohio Withholding Form 2020 - fillable form
Federal Withholding W4 2020
Medicare Part D Notice
Pay Schedule SY20-21
Complete this form and submit to the Treasurer's Office for new vendor set-up prior to submitting a requisition or making a purchase
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 NSF will result in no longer being permitted to pay by check. Failure to pay obligation will result in the debt being applied to student’s fees.

School District Income Tax Number

Northwestern's School District Income Tax Number is:  8505

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