Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, March 12, 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:

  • DECA Prep (Montgomery County)
  • Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West (Lucas County)
  • Harvard Avenue Community School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Lakeview Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Liberty-Benton Local School District (Hancock County)
  • Mahoning County High School (Mahoning County)
  • Metro Early College High School (Franklin County)
  • Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (Cuyahoga County)
  • Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (Fulton County)
  • Rootstown Local School District (Portage County)
  • Warrensville Heights City School District (Cuyahoga 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