Danville Local School District Joins OhioCheckbook.com
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Danville Local School District’s online checkbook has been added to OhioCheckbook.com.
Treasurer Sprague recognizes the value in continuing the legacy of the Ohio Checkbook, viewing it as a great resource in the quest for greater transparency in government.
“Greater transparency leads to citizens becoming more confident in their government institutions,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Ohioans have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and we are proud to have the Danville Local School District join Ohio Checkbook as a partner in leading our state towards a more transparent future.”
The Danville Local School District is the third school district in Knox County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The district’s online checkbook includes over 34,000 individual transactions that represent more than $32 million in spending from 2014 through 2018.
“We, as the District, are excited to continue our commitment to transparency with our residents by making our expenditure information more convenient for review,” said Tonya Mickley, Treasurer of the Danville Local School District. “OhioCheckbook.com is an innovative, easy-to-use tool that allows access to information to see how the Board of Education is committed to the education, enrichment, and well-being of our children.”
Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. For three years running, Ohio has been recognized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the number one government transparency ranking in the country.
Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of December 2018, there have been more than 1,040,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
The Treasurer’s office will continue partnering with OpenGov, a leading Silicon Valley government technology company, to provide residents of Ohio with the ability to view and search local government expenditures in a user-friendly, digital format.
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on DanvilleLocalSchools.OhioCheckbook.com.