Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost's office gives Tallmadge City Schools another 'clean' audit, award

by Holly Schoenstein | reporter Published:

Tallmadge -- Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost's Office released another "clean" financial audit for the Tallmadge City School District, accompanied by an "Auditor of State Award."

According to Blaine Kelly, public information officer for Yost's office, the mandatory, annual audit that covered the period of July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, showed no findings for recovery.

When audits find no material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs, the auditor's office deems them to be "accountable" and "efficient" for taxpayers, according to a letter Yost wrote to Tallmadge Schools Treasurer Jeff Hostetler.

"Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability," he wrote.

Entities that file financial reports on time and receive clean audits are given the "Auditor of State Award."

"As always, this is a reflection on the entire staff in the treasurer's office. This award is very much appreciated and is certainly not taken for granted," Hostetler said. "We take very seriously the task of being accountable for taxpayer dollars and hope to ensure the public that we are doing everything we can to maximize the use of those funds."

According to Hostetler, the school district has had clean audits during his 10-year tenure and even before he joined the school district.

"We hope to continue that practice in the future," he said.

Yost's office released the audit to the public in March.

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9428 or hschoenstein@recordpub.com

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