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State BOE Votes To Clawback More Money From ECOT

Feb 13, 2018

Credit ecotohio.org

The Ohio Board of Education has voted to recoup more than 19 million dollars in overpayments to the state’s largest online charter school operator, which closed last month. 

Board member Nick Owens says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow should have tracked students’ hourly participation and not just enrollment numbers.

The Ohio Department of Education previously reduced funding after the state found it had also overpaid the school for the 2015-2016 school year. ECOT is contesting the reduced payments and oral arguments in the case will be heard by the Ohio Supreme Court today.