District earns auditors award

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Auditor of State Mary Taylor’s office presented the South-Western City School District with the Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award for fiscal year 2005.

Fewer than 5 percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.

“South-Western City School District is truly dedicated to fiscal accountability,” said Taylor. “ I commend school officials for their hard work and encourage them to continue their commitment to efficient financial record keeping.”

Certain criteria must be met in order to receive the award. The standards state:

•The entity must complete and submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

•There must be no findings or issues present in their most recent audit report.

•There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.

SWCS Treasurer Hugh Garside accepted the award.

The Ohio Auditor of State’s office is one of the largest accounting offices in the nation. Taylor encourages anyone suspecting fraud or misspending of public dollars to contact her office  toll free at 1-866-372-8364.

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