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Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Findlay City Schools by Auditor of State Dave Yost's office has returned a clean audit report. The district's excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. "Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their school districts," Auditor Yost said. "The Findlay City School District's dedication to accountability is evident." The Auditor of State Award with Distinction is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State's office in the form of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) where the audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings nor questioned costs.

Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools

From accomplished alumni to ever-mounting educational achievements, Ohio's public schools have much to be proud of as they continue to outperform charter schools. Data from the 2011-2012 state report card show that public school districts have steadily improved, while efforts to strengthen accountability over the last few years have led to just slightly improved performance for the state's privately operated, publicly funded charter schools.

As Ohio's public schools progress, they continue to produce many exceptional graduates who have made a real difference in the world.
For the third year, OSBA is featuring Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools in a special section of our Journal magazine and here on our Web site. As part of OSBA's Public Schools Make a Difference campaign, we're presenting living examples that prove public schools are going above and beyond to prepare Ohio schoolchildren for bright futures.

Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools highlights graduates who have achieved great success in their chosen fields - people like Olympic gold medalist and physicist Dr. Edwin Moses; entrepreneur and Angel MedFlight founder Jeremy T. Freer; University of Findlay College of Education Dean Dr. Julie D. McIntosh; Academic All-American, author and teacher Jeffrey A. Berk; and one of the nation's leading cancer doctors Dr. Michael E. Williams.

Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Findlay Schools have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The award comes from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) which has judged that the Findlay Schools' Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (available at http://www.findlaycityschools.org/financial/CAFR15.pdf) substantially conforms to principles and standards of ASBO's Certificate of Excellence Program. This is the 25th consecutive year that Findlay Schools has been recognized by ASBO for exceeding professional standards in financial reporting and full disclosure. Treasurer Mike Barnhart credited his predecessors for establishing such a long tradition of financial excellence in Findlay Schools, and he thanked his staff for their assistance in continuing that fine tradition. Mr. Barnhart stated, "As public servants we must continue to strive to make every taxpayer dollar go further and further and remain fiscally vigilant. Such awards demonstrate good stewardship and help establish favorable bond ratings which has led to lower interest rates on financing our bonds used to build our new middle schools and the new Millstream. There are over 600 school districts in Ohio and I am not aware of any other Ohio school district that has such a long tradition of this award."

Findlay City Schools - Safety Awards

We are happy to announce that due to every employee's hard work and dedication to make Findlay City Schools a safe place to work; we received two awards at the 64th Annual Safety Awards Luncheon, co-sponsored by Hancock County Safety Council and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. We received an Achievement Award for decreasing our incident rate by at least 25% from the previous year and a special award for accumulating 1,987,728 hours without a lost-time accident. Way to go, Findlay City Schools! Keep up the safe work!!!

July 25, 2016