MT receives award from State Auditor


For the fourth straight year, the Miami Trace Local School District has received the Ohio Auditor of State award for “exemplary financial reporting.”

“Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability,” State Auditor David Yost wrote recently in a letter to Miami Trace Treasurer Debbie Black.

The letter went on to say that the Auditor of State award is given “to those entities that file timely financial reports in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), as well as receive a ‘clean’ audit report. The ‘clean’ audit report means that your financial audit did not contain findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or any questioned costs.”

The Miami Trace district has received this award every year since it was instituted by Yost in January of 2011.

“The award is a positive reflection of our transparency and our accountability of taxpayer dollars,” said Black. “This is a joint effort by our district in properly accounting for public funds and carefully following the state’s policies and procedures. This award indicates that we take that responsibility very seriously.”

Black also thanked the women who work in the treasurer’s office. “I’m very appreciative to have such committed and hard working individuals in the treasurer’s office,” she said.

The Auditor of State award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Miami Trace has now won the award in 2012, ‘13, ‘14 and ‘15.

“Congratulations again on receiving the Auditor of State Award,” Yost wrote in the letter. “My office looks forward to continuing to work with you to ensure clean, accountable and efficient government for all Ohioans.”

By Ryan Carter

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