Attendance Data Fixing

Columbus City Schools

A Franklin County judge has ruled a former Columbus City Schools principal fired for her role in the district's attendance data scandal may not get her job back.

Columbus City Schools

Former Columbus City Schools administrator Michael Dodds was sentenced today to 14 days in jail and 16 months of supervised released  for his role in the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

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Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris was sentenced to one year's probation, 100 hours of community service and fined 750 dollars yesterday after pleading no contest to a dereliction of duty charge as part of the district's attendance data-fixing scandal. 

Columbus City Schools

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris will plead no contest on Wednesday to a second-degree misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty, in connection with the district's attendance data-fixing scandal.

Columbus City Schools

The so-called architect of the Columbus City Schools' attendance data-rigging scandal was sentenced today to 15 days in jail and two years probation.

Columbus City Schools

A Columbus City Schools administrator is expected to plead guilty today to charges of changing student grades.

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A Franklin County judge this morning postponed sentencing for a key figure in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data fixing scandal.

Columbus City Schools

The former Columbus City Schools official at the heart of the district's data-rigging scandal told investigators yesterday he created a monster. 

Columbus City Schools

The Ohio Department of Education has added four more Columbus City Schools officials to their attendance data rigging probe, bring the number to 65.

State Changes Report Cards For 20 Columbus City Schools

Aug 14, 2014
State Auditor's Office

The Ohio Department of Education has recalculated report cards for 20 schools in the Columbus district, as well as schools in four other districts, after correcting for errors resulting from improper data tampering.

A former Columbus City Schools official under investigation in the district's attendance data fixing scandal won't testify in defense of the principal he once supervised. 

Ohio Department of Education officials say more than 140 Columbus City Schools students were wrongly removed from the district's attendance rolls in the 2012-2013 school year. 

Columbus City Schools

(Updated at 11:12 a.m.) Former Columbus City Schools data chief Steve Tankovich pleaded no contest today to a felony charge related to the district's student attendance data scandal.

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Officials with the Ohio Department of Education have subpoenaed the records of former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris and 60 current and former district officials as part of an investigation of the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

Columbus City Schools

A state appeals court says former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris may not sued in the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

The Ohio Department of Education is giving 60 principals, assistant principals and other Columbus City Schools administrators a chance to give up their teaching licenses voluntarily or face a costly process to have them revoked.

Two principals who are being fired for their alleged roles in the Columbus City Schools data-rigging scandal are suing the district and several officials.

Associated Press

In his official report on the data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools, State auditor David Yost says the district deliberately - and possibly criminally - changed grades, erased absences, and manipulated enrollment figures in order to make the district look better. 

Later this morning, State Auditor David Yost is scheduled to release the findings of his 18-month investigation into attendance data fixing in the Columbus City Schools.

CCS To Launch Whistleblower Hotline

Jan 24, 2014

The Columbus City Schools will introduce a hotline by the first of March, allowing employees to anonymously report wrongdoing by phone or online.

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