Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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:

  • Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
  • Barberton City School District (Summit County)
  • Brookville Local School District (Montgomery County)
  • East Muskingum Local School District (Muskingum County)
  • Fairfield Local School District (Highland County)
  • GOAL Digital Academy Community School (Richland County)
  • Greene County Vocational School District (Greene County)
  • Huntington Local School District (Ross County)
  • Imagine Hill Avenue Environmental Academy (Lucas County)
  • Imagine Leadership Academy (Summit County)
  • Imagine Schools on Superior (Stark County)
  • Joseph Badger Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Mansfield Community Middle (Richland County)
  • Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District (Champaign County) 
  • Miami Valley Academies (Montgomery County)
  • Norton City School District (Summit County)
  • Ridgewood Local School District (Coshocton County)
  • Washington Local School District (Lucas County)
  • Woodridge Local School District (Summit 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.

Brittany Halpin
Press Secretary