Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 31, 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:

  • Akron City School District (Summit County)
  • Bella Academy of Excellence (Cuyahoga County)
  • Bexley City School District (Franklin County)
  • Bridgeport Exempted Village School District (Belmont County)
  • Columbiana Exempted Village School District (Columbiana County)
  • Columbus Bilingual Academy – North (Franklin County)
  • Global Village Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Indian Valley Local School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Logan Elm Local School District (Pickaway County)
  • Maysville Local School District (Muskingum County)
  • Morgan Local School District (Morgan County)
  • Northmont Secondary Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District (Richland County)
  • Riverview Local School District (Coshocton County)
  • Sebring Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Southeastern Local School District (Clark County)
  • Springfield Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Washington Park Community School (Cuyahoga County)
  • West Branch Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Western Reserve Local School District (Huron 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