Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel stood today with Clark-Shawnee Superintendent Gregg Morris, Treasurer Tom Faulkner and other Clark County School officials and announced the launch of the Clark-Shawnee Local School District, Southeastern Local School District and Greenon Local School District checkbooks on OhioCheckbook.com.
“At Clark-Shawnee, we are committed to wisely managing the taxpayers' investment in excellence in education and to transparency in all aspects of our fiscal operations,” said Clark-Shawnee Treasurer Thomas Faulkner. “We appreciate this opportunity from the Ohio Treasurer's office to expand our ability to provide accurate and accessible information about the finances of the district.”
Last year, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one ranking in the country for government transparency.
With this launch, Clark-Shawnee Local Schools displays over $103 million of total spending over the past five fiscal years.
Southeastern Local School District, Greenon Local School District and Clark-Shawnee Local School District are the 116th, 117th and 118th entities in Ohio to post their checkbook level expenditures on OhioCheckbook.com. Combined, all local government and school district checkbook sites include more than 6.6 million individual checks that equate to more than $18.2 billion worth of total spending.
“I believe the people of Clark County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with the Treasurer’s office to post their finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Treasurer Mandel. “By partnering and posting local government checkbooks, taxpayers across Ohio are empowered with a powerful tool to hold public officials accountable within their communities.”
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click ClarkShawneeSchools.OhioCheckbook.com.