Columbus School Plan Headed To Ohio Governor

A bill headed to Governor Kasich's desk could increase Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's role in the Public School District.(Photo: WOSU compsite)
A bill headed to Governor Kasich's desk could increase Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's role in the Public School District.(Photo: WOSU compsite)

Columbus’ mayor could play a bigger role in education under a bill headed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The Ohio House agreed Tuesday to Senate changes to the measure, calling it an effort to improve accountability in the Columbus City Schools.

The bill comes on the heels of attendance-tampering allegations leveled against the school district that Republican Ohio Auditor Dave Yost is investigating.

The bill would authorize a November ballot issue creating an independent auditor for the district. That person could review district reports and data and initiate probes into suspected fraud, abuse or illegal activity.

The bill also would permit levy proceeds to be shared with charter schools that partnered with the district, and would allow Democratic Mayor Michael Coleman to sponsor such schools with city council approval.

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  • Paula Garfield

    Tax dollars meant for our childrens education shared with Private for profit Charters? So, what would prevent these Charters from , as in RobsOhio, pushn legislation to block audit of Public funds? 1 out of 10 students that attend these rio off schools, graduate. Less money spent in classroom and on students Pocketn tax dollars? CE O s , stealn our tax dollars n pocketn at our childrens education expense. Sounds more like Robs Ohio..