Education Officials - Ethics

Oct 23, 2012

Nine education officials failed to properly disclose trips and other expenses on financial disclosure reports since 2009.

The omissions were identified as part of an internal review by the Ohio Department of Education,
launched after then-State Schools Superintendent Stan Heffner was targeted in a state watchdog probe. The flaws were detailed in letters obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. Among the individuals involved were Michael Sawyers, acting state superintendent, and John Stanford, chief education adviser to former Governor Ted Strickland. Recipients interviewed described the errors as clerical.