The Ross-Pike Educational Service District and the Western Local School District are among localities to receive the Auditor of State Award this year.
The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the criteria of a “clean” audit report.
To receive an Auditor of State Award, the entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The audit report must also not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs. The entity's management letter must also contain no comments related to ethics referrals, questioned costs less than $10,000, findings for recovery less than $100.