Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The former treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half million dollars from charter schools in Columbus and other Ohio cities has been sentenced to two years in prison and must repay the funds he stole.
A former Ohio charter school treasurer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged New Albany resident Carl Shye, Jr. with embezzling more than $470,000 between 2005 and 2011.
The state Department of Education has rejected four new charter schools because it says the private management company would have too much control over the school’s boards.
Ohio Auditor David Yost says four Richard Allen Academy schools misspent the money on alcohol, undocumented credit card purchases, and a $172,000 transfer that remains unaccounted for.
The Columbus-based Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow brought in 100 new teachers at the beginning of the school year. Now administrators say they need 40 more.