February 8th, 2018 – Huber Heights City Schools (HHCS) is receiving recognition from Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. In a February press release, Yost announced HHCS as one of the latest entities receiving the Auditor of State Award for having a “clean” audit report.
The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts filing timely financial reports in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as receiving a “clean” audit report. A “clean” audit report means an entity’s financial audit did not contain any findings or questioned costs, complied with all applicable laws, and had no other material weaknesses or deficiencies.
Joe Braden, the West Regional Liaison for Yost, was at the February HHCS Board meeting to present the award to HHCS Treasurer Gina Helmick.
After receiving the award on behalf of HHCS, Helmick thanked the Board for their continued support and also thanked her staff, Katie Arnett, Kathy Pasco, Debbie Radaker, Wendy Welbaum, Michelle Bell and all of the other supportive and diligent district staff.
“This award is truly a reflection of their dedication to the students, staff, and community of Huber Heights,” remarked Helmick.
Yost also sent a letter commending Helmick and HHCS for the award. Part of Yost’s comments in the congratulatory letter says, “Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability.”
The Ohio Auditor of State’s office is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies. Yost also leads the office in providing financial services to local governments, investigating and preventing fraud in public agencies, and promoting transparency in government.