CCS official reassigned as district preps for levy vote

Jun 29, 2012

The Columbus school board is scheduled to vote next week on whether to place a levy on the November ballot. Superintendent Gene Harris has asked board members to wait until next year, so a levy can be combined with a bond issue for school upgrades. Meanwhile the man who oversaw data collection for the district is being reassigned amid investigations of claims that officials retroactively altered student attendance records to boost ratings on the district's state report card. Harris says the head of the Office of Accountability Systems is being reassigned from the district data center to another undetermined position. The state auditor and the Ohio Department of Education are investigating.