CCS Board Backs Some Education Commission Recommendations

May 23, 2013

The Columbus school board is throwing its support behind some of the findings of Mayor Michael Coleman's education commission.

Board members approved a resolution this week backing recommendations of sharing property taxes with charter schools, upgrading technology and hiring an independent auditor. But board members say the district will keep its internal auditing department. A bill in the state legislature would require the district to ask voters to decide whether to create an independent auditor. That person would be appointed primarily by elected officials outside the district, including three from the city of Columbus.