The long-awaited state auditor's report will have to wait longer.

The long-awaited state auditor's report will have to wait longer.

The Worthington Board of Education had planned to present the report to the community in August, but now it will be at least September before residents learn what the state has to say about how the district is operated.

The school board requested the audit to help determine if the district is being operated as efficiently as possible.

The auditor's office presented its report to the board in July, in private. The board was then given an opportunity to respond to the report.

At Monday's board meeting, treasurer Jeff McCuen said he planned to deliver the board's response on Tuesday.

Once the auditor's office receives the response, it will prepare and issue a final report, possibly as early as next week, McCuen said.

The board plans to present the report to the community, but was not ready to set a date for a meeting on Monday.

Though no board members have officially responded to the report, board member David Bressman on Monday did say that "total savings in taxes didn't strike me as earth shattering."

He wants to also set a public forum to discuss placing a levy on the 2011 ballot. He said he is adamant that the "community engagement" should occur before the end of the year.

McCuen said the timing and size of a levy depends on the October five-year forecast, and there is no point in having a public discussion until that is complete.

Also on Monday, the board heard a first reading of the 2011-12 school calendar.

The school year will begin on Aug. 24, the same as this year, and end May 31.

There will be an eight-day winter vacation (Dec. 21-30) and a five-day spring break (April 2-6).

The calendar was created with the input of 1,200 people who responded to a survey.

The goals of adding an extra week of instruction prior to state tests and ending the year by the end of May were achieved, he said.

The board will vote on the calendar at its next meeting.

Also on Monday, the board presented staff impact awards to Liz Sweet, the director of the Walkabout program at the Linworth Alternative Program, and William Bates, a staff member at the Campus School at the United Methodist Children's Home.