Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Columbus – Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

  • Adena Local School District (Ross County)
  • Ashland County-West Holmes Joint Vocational School District (Ashland County)
  • Autism Model School (Lucas County)
  • Cardinal Local School District (Geauga County)
  • Career and Technology Education Centers (Licking County)
  • City of Canfield (Mahoning County)
  • Claymont City School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Columbia Local School District (Lorain County)
  • Coshocton County Career Center, 2013 (Coshocton County)
  • Coshocton County Career Center, 2014 (Coshocton County)
  • Fayetteville-Perry Local School District (Brown County)
  • Findlay Digital Academy (Hancock County)
  • James A. Garfield Local School District (Portage County)
  • Madison Local School District (Richland County)
  • Oak Hills Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Oberlin City School District (Lorain County)
  • Old Brooklyn Community Elementary (Cuyahoga County)
  • Old Brooklyn Community Middle (Cuyahoga County)
  • Parma Community (Cuyahoga County)
  • Penta Career Center (Wood County)
  • Phoenix Academy (Lucas County)
  • Polly Fox Academy (Lucas County)
  • Stockyard Community Elementary (Cuyahoga Elementary)
  • Teays Valley Local School District (Pickaway County)
  • Tri-County Career Center (Athens County)
  • Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District (Marion County)
  • West Holmes Local School District (Holmes County)
  • Westpark Community Elementary (Cuyahoga County)
  • Westpark Community Middle (Cuyahoga County)

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.  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 accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • 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:
    o Ethics referrals
    o Questioned costs less than $10,000
    o Lack of timely report submission
    o Reconciliation
    o Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    o Findings for recovery less than $100
    o Public meetings or public records 
A full copy of these audits may be found online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary