Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Joins OhioCheckbook.com
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Indian Hill Exempted Village 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 Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools join Ohio Checkbook as a partner in leading our state towards a more transparent future.”
The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is the ninth school district in Hamilton County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The district’s online checkbook includes over 48,000 individual transactions that represent more than $93 million in spending from 2016 through 2018.
“Sharing our financial story is of the utmost importance to our Board of Education and to our team; as such the Indian Hill School District takes advantage of every opportunity possible for our residents to have access to our shared financial investment,” said Indian Hill Treasurer Mick Davis. “We appreciate the online access Ohio Checkbook gives residents to our District’s money management and are happy to call the Ohio Treasurer a partner in transparency.”
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 IndianHillVillageSchools.OhioCheckbook.com.