Gale force winds blowing through Central Ohio caused disruption on the roads, in homes, and in the skies.
The Columbus school board on Tuesday night voted to fire two principals and accept the resignation of a third. All three, along with another who resigned earlier this year, have close ties to the district’s data rigging scandal.
The Columbus School Board voted to close five schools at the end of the current school year. The decision will save the district money, but it was made after some tearful pleas to spare two of the schools.
After two overflow public hearings, Columbus school leaders have changed their list of recommended school closings.
For the first time in more than 30 years, Columbus City Schools has proposed closing high schools. The district faces a budget deficit and enrollment has been on the decline. But the growing popularity of high school specialization and school choice also play a role in the closure decisions.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman delivered his 15th State of the City address, last night, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And education headlined the speech.
Columbus City Schools Board of Education’s newest member Mary Jo Hudson joined the board for her first meeting last night.
Columbus school leaders will meet with parents, businesses, and other stakeholders on Thursday about the proposed closure of seven district schools, including two high schools.
Administrators in Ohio’s largest school district are weighing a plan to close seven buildings, including two high schools, forcing relocation of 2,500 students.
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost presented the findings of an 18-month investigation into a student record scrubbing scandal within Columbus City Schools. The results of the investigation could lead to possible criminal charges.
Following the release of the audit of Columbus City Schools, superintendent Dan Good wrote a letter to Auditor Dave Yost, outlining 17 steps the district would be taking to prevent another data-rigging scandal.