Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 1, 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:

  • Ashtabula County Career and Technical Center (Ashtabula County)
  • Bellevue City School District (Huron County)
  • Brown Local School District (Carroll County)
  • Columbus Bilingual Academy (Franklin County)
  • Columbus Bilingual Academy North (Franklin County)
  • Galion City School District (Crawford County)
  • Global Village Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Grandview Heights City School District (Franklin County)
  • Highland Local School District (Morrow County)
  • Johnstown Monroe Local School District (Licking County)
  • Lucas Local School District (Richland County)
  • Mapleton Local School District (Ashland County)
  • Meigs Metropolitan Housing Authority (Meigs County)
  • Mound Street Health Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • New Miami Local School District (Butler County)
  • Ohio Virtual Academy (Lucas County)
  • Sebring Local School District (Ross County)
  • Southeastern Local School District (Ross County)
  • Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (Clinton County)
  • Three Rivers Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Trimble Local School District (Athens County)
  • Washington-Nile Local School District (Scioto County)
  • Wynford Local School District (Crawford 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