"It is an honor to recognize Little Miami Local School District officials for their commitment to strong financial accountability," said Ms. Taylor. "The community should be proud of the district's commitment to making sure that each tax dollar is spent appropriately. Keep up the good work."
Certain criteria must be met to receive the "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award. Standards include:
- The school district must complete and submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Review (CAFR).
- There must be no findings or issues present in the audit report.
- There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.
"It is a tremendous testimony to the district's efforts at fiscal accountability to receive this award two years in a row," said Mr. Bevan. "Little Miami has earned an 'Excellent' rating from the state for both our academics and our finances. We are among the top districts in the state academically, our spending is below the state average, and the State Auditor recognizes our hard work to vigilantly protect the community's investment in its schools."