Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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:

  • Boardman Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Buckeye Local School District (Jefferson County)
  • Butler County Educational Service Center 
  • Crestwood Local School District (Portage County)
  • Educational Service Center of Medina County
  • Green Local School District (Scioto County)
  • Kirtland Local School District (Lake County)
  • Lakewood City Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Life Skills High School of Middletown (Butler County)
  • Minerva Local School District (Stark County)
  • New Boston Local School District (Scioto County)
  • Northeast Ohio Consortium Council of Governments (Geauga County)
  • Norton City School District (Summit County)
  • Sciotoville Community School (Scioto County)
  • Vantage Career Center (Van Wert 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:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records 
  • No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.

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.

Ben Marrison
Director of Communications