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Source: US State of Ohio

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber last week released the 2018 audit of Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (Monroe County), which found that the former athletic director, Ryan Rosnick, did not account for $5,464 he collected from varsity basketball and volleyball games.

“When it comes to the mishandling of public dollars – my office doesn’t play games,” Auditor Faber said. “Across the board, we continue to be concerned with weak internal controls surrounding cash collection points with athletic events. School districts should carefully review their procedures for accounting for athletic event receipts.”

Rosnick was responsible for the collection and counting of all tickets sales at athletic gates for Monroe Central High School of the Switzerland Ohio Local School District. Rosnick also was responsible for completing triplicate Athletic Department receipts and All Ticket Sales Record forms, which indicated the number of tickets sold and total amount of monies collected.

Auditors found that during the 2015-2016 school year, Rosnick prepared and signed an All Ticket Sales Record form for a varsity basketball game totaling $1,420. During the 2017-2018 school year, he prepared and signed a Triplicate Activity Fund Receipt for multiple volleyball gate receipts totaling $4,044. In both instances, there were no corresponding records to determine that Rosnick deposited these funds with the district.

Rosnick submitted his resignation as Athletic Director of Switzerland of Ohio Local School District on July 9, 2019.

Auditor Faber issued a finding for recovery against Rosnick for $5,464 in favor of Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

A full copy of this report is available online.

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The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government. 

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