Auditor Faber Announces January Auditor of State Award Recipients

For immediate release

Monday, February 7, 2022

Allie Dumski
Press Secretary

(614) 644-1111          

  • Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center  (Ashtabula County)
  • Butler County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Butler County)
  • Butler County Educational Service Center (Butler County)
  • Global Impact STEM Academy (Clark County)
  • Clark County - Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee (Clark County)
  • Williamsburg Local School District  (Clermont County)
  • Buckeye Online School for Success  (Columbiana County)
  • Washington Park Community School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Lake Erie International High School  (Cuyahoga County)
  • Delaware Area Career Center  (Delaware County)
  • EHOVE Career Center  (Erie County)
  • Ohio Small Group Pool (Fairfield County)
  • Washington Court House City School District (Fayette County)
  • The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University  (Franklin County)
  • Schools Of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (Franklin County)
  • Graham Elementary and Middle School  (Franklin County)
  • KIPP Columbus (Franklin County)
  • The Graham School  (Franklin County)
  • Early College Academy (Franklin County)
  • Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus  (Franklin County)
  • Metro Early College High School (Franklin County)
  • Focus Learning Academy of Southwestern Columbus (Franklin County)
  • Reading Community City School District  (Hamilton County)
  • North College Hill City School District  (Hamilton County)
  • Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments  (Hamilton County)
  • AchievePoint Career Academy-Cincinnati  (Hamilton County)
  • Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority  (Highland County)
  • South Central Local School District  (Huron County)
  • Auburn Vocational School District  (Lake County)
  • Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School  (Lawrence County)
  • Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority  (Lucas County)
  • City of Canfield (Mahoning County)
  • Mahoning County School Employees Insurance Consortium  (Mahoning County)
  • Academy for Urban Scholars Youngstown  (Mahoning County)
  • Valley STEM+ME2 Academy  (Mahoning County)
  • Monroe County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Monroe County)
  • Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council  (Montgomery County)
  • Bio-Med Science Academy STEM School  (Portage County)
  • Portage Area School Consortium  (Portage County)
  • Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority  (Richland County)
  • Pioneer Career and Technology Center  (Richland County)
  • Stark County Schools Council of Governments  (Stark County)
  • Revere Local School District   (Summit County)
  • Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority  (Trumbull County)
  • Warren City School District (Trumbull County)
  • Bristol Local School District  (Trumbull County)
  • Bloomfield-Mespo Local School District   Trumbull County)
  • Warren County Career Center    (Warren County)
  • Warren County Educational Service Center (Warren County)
  • Washington County Career Center (Washington County)
  • Wayne County Schools Career Center (Wayne County)

The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Less than eight percent of the entities we audit qualify for the Award.  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:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely annual financial report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

The full reports will be available on the AOS website using Audit Search.


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.