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State Auditor To Investigate Charter School Chain

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The school's parent company hasn't addressed the allegations, but says they work to maintain a safe and professional environment for students.
8:29AM
July
17, 2014

Ohio’s auditor says he’ll audit a chain of charter schools after several former teachers testified against one of the schools this week.

Busy Week Ahead For Ohio Lawmakers

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Several Statehouse committees will begin work on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget, ideas for curbing school violence, and the attendance-keeping practices in Ohio school districts.
7:23AM
February
11, 2013

Several Statehouse committees will begin work on Gov. Kasich’s proposed budget, ideas for curbing school violence, and the attendance-keeping practices in Ohio school districts.

Ohio School Audit Release Set For Feb. 11

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State auditor set to release results of attendance rigging investigation Feb. 11th
8:27PM
January 26, 2013

A statewide audit following evidence of manipulation of attendance reporting in some Ohio school districts is set for release Feb. 11.

47 Ohio Districts Cleared In Data-Tampering Probe

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State Auditor Dave Yost says no additional irregularities in attendance and enrollment practices have been found.
3:44PM
October
23, 2012

State Auditor Dave Yost says no additional irregularities in attendance and enrollment practices have been found in the second round of his statewide data-tampering probe.

Columbus School Leaders Deny Wrongdoing

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Columbus City Schools
8:43AM
October 5, 2012

Columbus City Schools attorney Buzz Trafford said school officials only had a few hours to go through the State Auditors interim report. But they took exception to much of what they read.

Yost: Ten Columbus Middle Schools Showed Evidence Of Scrubbing

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Earlier this year, Auditor Dave Yost used a YouTube video to urge current and former school district employee to come forward with information about possible attendance-data rigging.
11:35AM
October
4, 2012

Ohio Auditor David Yost today released the results of a preliminary audit into the attendance record-keeping practices of Ohio school districts.

State To Release More Data, Attendance Records Still Delayed

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A district auditor told the Columbus City Schools Board of Education that she found at least two instances of Columbus high schools changing attendance data outside of the normal window for adjustments.
9:00AM
September
26, 2012

State report card scores have been delayed as Ohio Auditor Dave Yost continues to investigate whether districts retroactively changed attendance records to boost state report card scores.

Columbus Schools Superintendent Gene Harris To Retire

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris says she'll retire.
10:29AM
September 20, 2012

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will retire at the end of the current school year.

State To Release Preliminary Data, Further Delay Report Cards

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Ohio Auditor David Yost's office says the investigation into whether districts altered attendance records to boost report card rankings will likely stretch into next year.
7:26AM
September
12, 2012

After weeks of delay, the State Board of Education has decided to release preliminary report card data on school districts and buildings. But even that incomplete data won’t be public until the end of the month and will not contain many of the hallmark rankings.

Yost: Probe Continues, Will Give Priority To Districts With Levies

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A district auditor told the Columbus City Schools board that she found two instances of Columbus high schools changing attendance data outside of the normal window for adjustments.
8:57AM
September
10, 2012

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office continues to investigate whether Columbus City Schools or any other Ohio school districts wrongfully changed attendance data to boost state report card ratings.