Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 25, 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:

  • Ashland County-West Holmes Joint Vocational School District (Ashland County)
  • Beaver Local School District (Columbiana County)
  • Behtel Tate Local School District (Clermont County)
  • Clark Shawnee Local School District (Clark County)
  • Clyde Green Springs Exempted Village School District (Sandusky County)
  • Columbus Vollegiate Academy (Franklin County)
  • Edison Local School District (Jefferson County)
  • Focus Learning Academy of Southeastern Columbus (Franklin County)
  • Hillsboro City School District (Highland County)
  • Jefferson Local School District (Madison County)
  • Marion City Digital Academy (Marion County)
  • New Richmond Exempted Village School District (Clermont County)
  • Noble Academy--Columbus (Franklin County)
  • Ohio Valley Edcuational Service Center (Guernsey County)
  • Parma City School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Revere Local School District (Summit County)
  • Rootstown Local School District (Portage County)
  • Scioto County Career Technical Center (Scioto County)
  • Scioto Valley Local School District (Pike County)
  • Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District (Lorain County)
  • Wayne COunty Schools Career Center (Wayne County)
  • Woodridge Local School District (Summit County)
  • Zanesville Community High School (Muskingum 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