Auditor of State Award to Local Schools

Auditor of State Dave Yost announced entities that received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.  In our region, they include the following school districts:

•          Chillicothe City School District (Ross County)

•          Hillsboro City School District (Highland County)

•          Vinton County Local School District

•          Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District (Fairfield County)

•          Blanchester Local School District (Clinton County)

The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a clean financial audit, which includes:  

•          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 at  

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