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State auditor lauds Sandusky Schools financial reports

Alissa Widman Neese • Apr 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Sandusky Schools received an Auditor of the State Award with Distinction this month for a clean financial audit report, marking five consecutive years of earning the achievement.

The award indicates districts have met financial and legal requirements on federal, state and local levels.

To qualify for the Auditor of the State Award, a district must fulfill several criteria, according to the state auditor’s website:

•It must file timely financial reports with the state auditor’s office.

•Its audit report must not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, single audit findings or questioned costs.

•Its 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 or public meetings or public records.

“Sandusky Schools has always been committed to complete transparency in its finances, as well as producing the highest quality financials possible,” said Jeff Krabill, chairman of the district’s audit committee.

Several other area districts have also received a standard Auditor of the State Award since February, when the Register most recently addressed the topic.

Those districts include Bellevue Schools, Clyde-Green Springs Schools, Margaretta Schools and Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers.

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