Audit & Accountability Committee

  • The purpose of the Audit and Accountability Committee of the Columbus City Schools Board of Education shall be to assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to provide oversight and governance with regard to the following:

    • The integrity of financial statements and other financial information reported by the District to its stakeholders;
    • The District’s system of internal controls of the accounting and finance functions;
    • The District’s operational compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;
    • The effectiveness of the District’s Code of Conduct and whistleblower hotline;
    • The performance of the annual independent audit of the District’s financial statements;
    • The performance of the District’s Office of Internal Audit (Internal Auditor).

    Note: all meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic are held virtually and livestreamed until further notice.

    2019 Meeting Dates

    Subject to Committee Approval
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    The Committee meetings are scheduled monthly at 3:30 p.m. in the Second-Floor Cabinet Room at the Columbus Education Center (CEC).

    January 24, 2019 

    Meeting Minutes

    September 26, 2019- CANCELLED
    2020 Meeting Dates 
    January 23, 2020 - Revised
    March 26, 2020** - Cancelled
    August 27, 2020
    September 24, 2020
    October 29, 2020*

      *Fifth Thursday


  • James Ragland, Chair
    Columbus Board of Education Member

    Carol Beckerle
    Columbus Board of Education Member

    Jennifer Adair 

    Board President
    Columbus Board of Education Member

    Tim Grant, CPA **
    Partner, Parms+Company

    Gregory S. Jordan, **
    Senior Vice President, Nationwide

    Ilija Vadjon, CISA **
    Director,  Information Risk and Offensive Security, The Wendy's Company

    Audit and Accountability Committee meetings are scheduled the fourth Thursday of each month (except when noted by *) at 3:30 p.m. in the Second-Floor Cabinet Room located at the Columbus Education Center, 270 E. State St.,Columbus, Ohio 43215.

    ** Community members are volunteering in their individual capacity and not representing any organization.