Clinton-Massie finances now transparent online


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COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Monday the launch of Clinton-Massie Local School District’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com.

In 2014 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 government transparency ranking in the country for the third year in a row,” according to a press release from Mandel’s office.

Clinton-Massie is the second school district in Clinton County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com. Clinton-Massie’s online checkbook includes over 31,000 individual transactions that represent more than $37 million over the last two fiscal years.

“I believe the people of Clinton County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Mandel. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”

“The Clinton-Massie administration and the school board have always been transparent with financial matters. Today we are announcing an additional step we are taking to improve that transparency even more by partnering with the OhioCheckbook.com program,” said Mike Goodall, Board of Education Finance Committee Member. “This is a great program sponsored by the Treasurer of the State of Ohio that will now allow the public quick and easy online access to the expenses of our schools. School finances have always been public record, but this will allow even easier online access to the data in a very clean and easy to read format. We are excited to be rolling out this program in October, and encourage our community members to utilize the tool.”

For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on ClintonMassieLocalSchools.OhioCheckbook.com.

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