Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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:

  • Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District (Fairfield County)
  • Blanchester Local School District (Clinton County)
  • Chillicothe City School District (Ross County)
  • Clark-Shawnee Local School District (Clark County)
  • Fairborn City School District (Greene County)
  • Hillsboro City School District (Highland County)
  • Lake Local School District (Stark County)
  • Licking Valley Local School District (Licking County)
  • Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District (Ashland County)
  • Millennium Community School (Franklin County)
  • Mound Street Health Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Mound Street IT Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Mound Street Military Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Northridge Local School District (Montgomery County)
  • Portsmouth City School District (Scioto County)
  • Vinton County Local School District
  • Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy (Franklin County)
  • Zenith Academy (Franklin 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 each report is available online.



The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 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.

Beth Gianforcaro
Press Secretary