Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 11, 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:

  • Bay Village City School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Bloom Vernon Local School District (Scioto County)
  • Dayton Early College Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Dayton Early College Academy Prep (Montgomery County)
  • East Guernsey Local School District (Guernsey County)
  • Eastern Local School District (Brown County)
  • Gallia Jackson Vinton Joint Vocational School District (Gallia County)
  • Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District (Sandusky County)
  • L. Hollingworth School for the Talented and Gifted-2012 (Lucas County)
  • L. Hollingworth School for the Talented and Gifted-2013 (Lucas County)
  • Marysville Exempted Village School District (Union County)
  • Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center (Ross County)
  • Riverside Local School District (Lake County)
  • Stark County Educational Service Center (Stark County)
  • South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (Scioto County)
  • Tolles Career and Technical Center (Madison County)
  • Washington Local School District (Lucas County)
  • Weathersfield Local School District (Trumbull 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