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Taylor Recognizes Joseph Badger School District for Excellent Financial Accountability
Trumbull County -
State Auditor Mary Taylor’s office presented Joseph Badger School District with the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for the fiscal year 2005 audit. Fewer than five percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.
“District officials are working hard to maintain good accounting practices. I congratulate them on this honor and encourage them to continue keeping a watchful eye on the tax dollars they spend,” said Taylor.
Certain criteria must be met to receive the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award. Standards include:
• The entity must complete and submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
• There must be no findings, or issues, present in their most recent audit report.
• There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.
The Ohio Auditor of State’s Office is one of the largest accounting offices in the nation. The office strives to ensure that all public funds are spent legally and appropriately and works aggressively to root out fraud, waste and abuse in public spending. Taylor encourages anyone suspecting fraud or misspending of public dollars to contact her office toll free at 1-866-FRAUD-OH (1-866-372-8364).
A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AWARD PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST