Schools Chief Under Investigation For Public Campaigning

Feb 15, 2013

Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell says Franklin City Schools Superintendent Arnol ElamĀ is under investigation for possible misuse of public resources for political campaigning.

Elam wrote a letter to parents urging them to join a campaign to make sure Governor John Kasich and legislators supporting him are not re-elected. Elam is among school officials in some of the state's poorer districts upset about the Republican governor's new school funding plan. Elam says state funding for his district remains flat, while wealthier neighboring districts are getting more money. Elam says his purpose was informative, not political. The Ohio Democratic Party says the Republican county prosecutor is a friend of and political contributor to the Governor.