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34 Search Warrants Served At Columbus City Schools

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Search warrants carried out Thursday included "student cumulative report files," which include a student's state test scores.
4:25PM
May 3, 2013

The search warrants that were carried out at nearly two dozen Columbus City Schools Thursday were unsealed Friday afternoon.

State Investigators Remove Records From Columbus Schools

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Investigators today removed records from two Columbus High Schools in a criminal investigation.
10:20AM
May
2, 2013

State Auditor Dave Yost’s office says today it is executing sealed search warrants in its investigation of alleged manipulation of attendance figures and grade changes in Columbus City schools.

Amendment Could Clear Way For Takeover Of Columbus Schools

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Mayor MIchael Coleman has repeatedly said he's not positioning for a mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.
1:13PM
April 17, 2013

As the legislature continues to hammer out the next two-year state budget, an amendment to the House version could open the door for at least a partial mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.

JobsOhio Turns Over Finance Records And Refunds Public Money

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Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
7:20AM
March 19, 2013

Ohio’s private nonprofit job creation agency says it has turned over its private financial records to the state auditor to comply with a subpoena.

Kasich, Yost Hold Ground On JobsOhio Audit

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Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
7:47AM
March 14, 2013

The flap over the state auditor’s authority to look over all of the financial records of the governor’s public-private entity JobsOhio continues, as the deadline to meet a subpoena looms ahead.

Kasich: JobsOhio Audit Request “A Misunderstanding”

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Documents from JobsOhio show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were at least $100,000, with JobsOhio’s president and CIO making $225,000.
7:29AM
March 8, 2013

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio Auditor Dave Yost should be able to audit the public dollars spent on the state’s job creation program, but has no right to audit private contributions.

State Releases District Rankings

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The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet for now - instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.
10:20AM
October
17, 2012

The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.

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.

Columbus, Urban Schools: State Data System Riddled with Problems

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Columbus City Schools and eight other urban districts claim state date system is filled with deficiencies.
11:09AM
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.

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.