Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

·        Vermilion Local School District (Erie County)

·        Wyoming City School District (Hamilton County)

·        Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center (Ashtabula County)

·        Trotwood Prep and Fitness Academy (Montgomery County)

·        Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School (Lawrence County)

·        Coshocton City School District (Coshocton County)

·        Coshocton Opportunity School (Coshocton County)

·        North College Hills City School District (Hamilton County)

·        Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (Lake County)

·        A+ Children's Academy (Franklin County)

·        Pickaway County Public Employees Benefit Program (Pickaway County)

·        Carrollton Exempted Village School District (Carroll County)

·        Zanesville Community High School (Muskingum County)

·        Global Impact STEM Academy (Clark County)

·        Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority (Trumbull County)

·        Kelleys Island Local School District (Erie County)

·        Cliff Park High School (Clark County)

·        Louisville City School District (Stark County)

·        Ashtabula County Port Authority (Ashtabula County)

·        Solon City School District (Cuyahoga County)

·        Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (Cuyahoga County)

·        Zanesville City School District (Muskingum County)

·        Washington Court House City School District (Fayette County)

·        Pickaway-Ross Career & Technical Center (Ross County)

·        City Day Community School (Montgomery County)

·        Early College Academy (Franklin County)

·        Patriot Preparatory Academy (Franklin County)

·        Jackson Local School District (Stark County)

·        Ottawa Hills Local School District (Lucas County)

·        North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments (Seneca County)

·        Butler County Educational Service Center (Butler County)

·        New Richmond Exempted Village School District (Clermont County)

·        KIPP Columbus (Franklin County)

·        Stark County Schools Council of Governments (Stark County)

·        Talawanda School District (Butler County)

·        Miami Trace Local School District (Fayette County)

·        Reading Community City School District (Hamilton County)

·        Symmes Valley Local School District (Lawrence County)

·        Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (Montgomery County)

·        Jackson-Milton Local School District (Mahoning County)

·        Warren City School District (Trumbull County)

·        Educational Service Center of Lorain County (Lorain County)

·        Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (Hamilton County)

·        Bloom Vernon Local School District (Scioto County)

·        Clay Local School District (Scioto County)

·        James A. Garfield Local School District (Portage County)

·        Minerva Local School District (Stark County)

·        Tallmadge City School District (Summit County)

·        Cleveland College Preparatory School (Cuyahoga County)

·        Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (Guernsey County)

·        Cedar Cliff Local School District (Greene County)

·        Greene County Vocational School District (Greene County)

·        Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (Franklin County)

·        Life Skills Center of Cincinnati (Hamilton County)

·        Steubenville City School District (Jefferson County)

·        Life Skills of Elyria (Lorain County)

·        Life Skills of North Akron (Summit County)

·        Barnesville Exempted Village School District (Belmont County)

·        Foxfire High School (Muskingum County)

·        Fairbanks Local School District (Union County)

·        Life Skills of Toledo (Lucas County)

·        Canton City School District (Stark County)

·        Stark High School (Stark County)

·        Erie County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Erie County)

·        Sandusky County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Sandusky County)


The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award 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 financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);

·        The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

·        The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:

o   Ethics referrals

o   Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

o   Lack of timely annual financial report submission

o   Bank reconciliation issues

o   Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance

o   Findings for recovery less than $500

o   Public meetings or public records issues

·        The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Full copies of these reports are available online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.


Allie Dumski

Press Secretary

(614) - 644 - 1111