Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Board Reverses Course, Follows Mayor’s Recommendations
The Columbus School Board surprised many Tuesday night by voting to put off its search for a permanent superintendent.
The board had been heavily criticized by Mayor Michael Coleman, who wanted the district to hire a temporary replacement for the retiring Gene Harris and make a final decision after getting input from a new city education commission.
“Given the important impact that our schools have on the community â€“ and the impact that the community has on our schools, I donâ€™t believe we can pass up this opportunity to take advantage of the support that has been offered, and to develop even stronger partnerships within the community,” said board president Carol Perkins.
“I believe that by working together we can accomplish great things for the students of Columbus City Schools.â€
The mayorâ€™s office insists the commission is not a veiled takeover of the district, although it has looked at doing away with the school board.
The board has asked mayor Coleman to co-chair a committee to find the next superintendent.
The school districts continues to wait for the results of an audit into widespread attendance scrubbing.