Ashtabula Area City School District Joins OhioCheckbook.gov
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Ashtabula Area City School District (Ashtabula County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“Transparency is the foundation for trust and accountability,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Taxpayers deserve to know how their hard-earned dollars are spent, and with OhioCheckbook.gov, that information is just a few clicks away. I’m pleased to welcome the Ashtabula Area City School District to the Ohio Checkbook, and I applaud their commitment to transparency.”
The Ashtabula Area City School District is the 12th public entity in Ashtabula County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The district’s online checkbook includes more than 26,000 individual transactions representing over $66.5 million in spending from July 2020 through June 2021.
"We are pleased to add another tool for taxpayers to gain insight into the financial affairs of the district,” said Ashtabula Area City School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Potts. “Transparency is very important to the district and Ohio Checkbook is another tool to accomplish this. For at least the past 15 years, the district has published all of its monthly checks written, five year plan as well as financial management reports on the district website. This information continues to be available, and we will be adding a link to our website to enable easy access to Ohio Checkbook."
OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The transparency website combined OhioCheckbook.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local government levels.
By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come.
You can learn more about the Ashtabula Area City School District by visiting their page on the Ohio Checkbook. To access another local government website, visit the Local Government & Schools page on OhioCheckbook.gov.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.