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Columbus City School Board Passes Whistleblower Policy

Columbus City Schools Board of Education passed a whistleblower policy Tuesday night.
January 22, 2013

Columbus City Schools joins other school districts recently to pass a whistleblower policy amid allegations of attendance manipulation.

State Releases Preliminary School Report Card Data

Grades like this will have to wait until the attendance data investigation is complete.
26, 2012

The state has released more data on school performance, but district attendance rates, performance indexes, and overall rating were once again omitted because of the on-going attendance rigging scandal.

Columbus, Urban Schools: State Data System Riddled with Problems

Columbus City Schools and eight other urban districts claim state date system is filled with deficiencies.
September 26, 2012

Ohio’s “Big 8″ urban school districts say administration of a state computer system at the center of a statewide attendance-tampering investigation is riddled with deficiencies.

Ohio Auditor Gets Help From OSU Stats Experts For Data Probe

State Auditor Dave Yost says he thinks most systems will be cleared of any attendance data manipulation.
10, 2012

State board of education members received an update about possible attendance data manipulation at districts across Ohio. WOSU reports the state auditor also encouraged board members to release district report card numbers in light of the investigation.

Ohio School Grades Delayed

Because of the ongoing data investigation school report cards will be delayed.
21, 2012

Amid an attendance-tampering investigation, Ohio has delayed next week’s release of annual school report cards whose results determine innumerable decisions by schools and families about funding, student scholarships and building and program placements.