ONTARIO, OH - In another attempt to increase transparency, the Ontario School District has launched an online checkbook.
Ontario is the second school district in Richland County to post their spending on OhioCheckBook.com.
Ontario Schools have launched an online checkbook at OntarioSchools.OhioCheckBook.com.
A link is also available on the Ontario Board of Education page on the school district's website by the end of this week.
In December of 2014, Ohio Treasurer Josh 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.
The Ontario School District's online checkbook includes more than 52,000 individual transactions that represent more than $86-million of total spending over the past four fiscal years.
Treasurer Mandel says he believes the people of Richland County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent and he applauds local leaders in Ontario for partnering with his office to post the finances on OhioCheckBook.com.
Mandel says by posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.