Auditor Faber Announces February Auditor of State Award Recipients

Monday, March 1, 2021


For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2021

Auditor Faber Announces February Auditor of State Award Recipients

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

Bridgeport Exempted Village School District (Belmont County)

City Day Community School (Montgomery County)

Columbus Performance Academy (Franklin County)

Life Skills-Cliff Park High School (Clark County)

Ontario Local School District (Richland County)

Performance Academy Eastland (Franklin County)

Trotwood Preparatory and Fitness Academy (Montgomery County)

Horizon Science Academy – Lorain (Lorain County)

Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Middle School (Cuyahoga County)

Horizon Science Academy of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County)

Horizon Science Academy Youngstown (Mahoning County)

Horizon Science Academy - Denison Middle School (Cuyahoga County)

Noble Academy Cleveland (Cuyahoga County)

Northmont City School District (Montgomery County)

Washington Court House City School District (Fayette County)

Akros Middle School (Summit County)

Edge Academy (Summit County)

Flex High School (Franklin County)

Gallipolis City School District (Gallia County)

Klepinger Community School (Montgomery County)

Millenium Community School (Franklin County)

Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority (Athens County)

Early College Academy (Franklin County)

Galion City School District (Crawford County)

Gallia/Vinton Educational Service Center (Gallia County)

Nelsonville-York City School District (Athens County)

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (Hamilton County)

Westside Academy (Franklin County)

Bucyrus City School District (Crawford County)

Educational Service Center of Lorain County (Lorain County)

Elgin Local School District (Marion County)

Eastern Local School District (Pike County)

Coshocton Opportunity School (Coshocton County)

Eastwood Local School District (Wood County)

Foxwell High School (Muskingum County)

Foxwell Intermediate School (Muskingum County)

Ridgewood Local School District (Coshocton County)

Riverside Local School District (Lake County)

Clear Fork Valley Local School District (Richland County)

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West (Lucas County)

Goshen Local School District (Clermont County)

Grandview Heights City School District (Franklin County)

Johnstown-Monroe Local School District (Licking County)

Life Skills-Marshall High School (Butler County)

Phoenix Community Learning Center (Hamilton County)

Towpath Trail High School (Summit County)

Union Local School District (Belmont County)

United Local School District (Columbiana County)

AchievePoint Career Academy-Cincinnati (Hamilton County)

Cleveland College Preparatory School (Cuyahoga County)

East Knox Local School District (Knox County)

Focus Learning Academy of Southeastern Columbus (Franklin County)

Focus Learning Academy of Southwestern Columbus (Franklin County)

Focus North High School (Franklin County)

Frederick Douglass Reclamation Academy (Cuyahoga County)

Kings Local School District (Warren County)

Madison Local School District (Richland County)

Patriot Preparatory Academy (Franklin County)

Regent High School (Cuyahoga County)

South Scioto Academy (Franklin County)

Wayne County Schools Career Center (Wayne County)

North Canton City School District (Stark County)

Scioto Valley Local School District (Pike County)

St. Clairsville-Richland City School District (Belmont County)

Cesar Chavex College Preparatory School (Franklin County)

Clark County - Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee (Clark County)

Educational Academy for Boys and Girls (Franklin County)

Graham Elementary and Middle School (Franklin County)

Midnimo Cross Cultural Middle School (Franklin County)

The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University (Franklin County)

Trumbull Career and Technical Center (Trumbull County)

Warrensville Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County)

Workforce Initiative Association (Stark County)

City of Washington Court House (Fayette County)

Eastern Local School District (Meigs County)

Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board Council of Governments (Tuscarawas County)

West Muskingum Local School District (Muskingum County)

Mahoning County School Employees Insurance Consortium (Mahoning County)

Windham Exempted Village School District (Portage County)

Federal-Hocking Local School District (Athens County)

Jefferson Area Local School District (Ashtabula County)

Portage Area School Consortium (Portage County)

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (Lucas County)

East Central Ohio Educational Service Center (Tuscarawas County)

Grand Valley Local School District (Ashtabula County)

Great Lakes Council of Governments (Cuyahoga County)

North Central Ohio Trust Reg COG Jt Self-Insurance Health Program (Seneca County)

Northmor Local School District (Morrow County)

Reading Community City School District (Hamilton County)

Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (Franklin County)

Summit Regional Health Care Consortium (Summit County)


The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award 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 financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely annual financial report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Full copies of these reports are available online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.


Allie Dumski

Press Secretary

(614) 867 - 1770