Scioto Valley Local School District Joins OhioCheckbook.com
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Scioto Valley Local School District’s (Pike County) 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.
“Ohio taxpayers deserve to know how their hard-earned dollars are being spent in local and state government, and that is exactly what the Ohio Checkbook allows them to see,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We are excited to have the Scioto Valley Local School District join us as a partner in moving towards a more transparent future.”
The Scioto Valley Local School District is the first school district in Pike County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The township’s online checkbook includes over 54,000 individual transactions that represent more than $113 million in spending from 2013 through 2018.
“We are pleased to serve the families and community stakeholders of the Scioto Valley Schools,” said Megan Williams, Treasurer of the Scioto Valley Local School District. “We work very hard to ensure that the students of this district are the number one priority. We hope the Ohio Checkbook will communicate that we are headed in the right direction and that the investment of the community members means so much to the future of the students.”
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 March 2019, there have been more than 1,070,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on SciotoValleySchools.OhioCheckbook.com.
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 $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.