Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Members of the Columbus School Board were trained by state ethics employees last night. And later they met with the recently-hired district attorney. But what went on during those meetings remains a mystery.
The Columbus City Schools District has retained outside legal counsel in the wake of the attendance data investigation being conducted by the state. WOSU reports school board members approved the move at last nightâ€™s board meeting.
Dave Yost is defending the video asking for tips in the possible rigging of attendance data in Columbus City Schools.
The investigation continues into whether Columbus City School administrators changed attendance data. The districtâ€™s superintendent maintains she knew nothing of the alleged rigging. WOSU sat down with Harris prior to last nightâ€™s school board meeting to discuss the districtâ€™s â€“ and the superintendentâ€™s – future.
Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris says some principals might have received financial bonuses by changing student attendance records to boost their state report card numbers.
A former Columbus City Schools auditor alleges the superintendent interfered during a student attendance probe in 2004.
Columbus City Schools board members met with the districtâ€™s auditor to discuss, some for the first time, the on-going investigation into allegations of attendance rigging.
The investigation into the possible altering of student attendance records to boost district report card ratings continues as state education officials say the Lockland school district in suburban Cincinnati filed false attendance data to improve its state report card.