The Worthington school district and its treasurer, Jeff McCuen, have been recognized for filing a clean audit report.

The Worthington school district and its treasurer, Jeff McCuen, have been recognized for filing a clean audit report.

State Auditor Dave Yost presented the award during the Feb. 13 school board meeting.

"While a school district's primary concern is its students, it must also remain accountable to its taxpayers," Yost said. "Accurate record keeping is clearly a priority for the Worthington City Schools, and I am proud to present this award to the district."

When the district won similar awards in past years, they were cited in literature promoting the passage of levies. Local educators have indicated a levy and possibly a capital improvements issue will be on the November 2012 ballot.

Yost said that districts that win the award meet the following criteria:

• They file a timely report with the auditor's office in the form of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

• The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, single audit findings, or questioned costs.

• The district's management letter contains no comments related to ethics referrals; questioned costs over $10,000; lack of timely report submission; reconciliation; failure to obtain a timely single audit; findings for recovery less than $100; public records or public meetings.