Columbus City Schools

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A Franklin County judge has refused to dismiss the 90-day sentence for a former Columbus City Schools substitute teacher convicted for showing a movie containing sexual images and violence to Spanish-language students at East High School.

All three incumbents retained their seats on the Columbus Board of Education in Tuesday's election that pitted Democrats against Democrats. 

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus City Schools are still negotiating a deal to sell Indianola Middle School to Ohio State University, despite missing a mid-September deadline to close the agreement.


Seven people have applied so far to become the next superintendent of the Columbus City Schools.


The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services is expanding its support of trauma training in Columbus City Schools into the Whitehall district.

Another day of unseasonably high temperatures has led Columbus City Schools officials to call for a second shortened school day.  

Westerville Police

A former Westerville schools teacher has been indicted on forgery, records tampering and theft in office charges for allegedly faking her husband’s death.

Teachers in the Columbus City Schools last night approved a new two-year contract with the district.

Documents obtained by WCBE show the Columbus City Schools so-called 'final' contract offer to the teachers union gives instructors annual raises of 1.5 percent this  year and 1 percent next year.

Columbus Police

A Columbus Scioto High School student has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone. 

Columbus school district officials have made their final contract offer to the teachers union.

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus City Schools' board voted unanimously last night to offer to sell the shuttered Indianola Middle School building to Ohio State University for a yet-to-be-determined price. 

Whitehall Police

The State Auditor's office says a Whitehall man accused of selling stolen bus passes intended for the Columbus City School's neediest students has been charged with telecommunications fraud.

Ohio Department of Education records show five more Columbus City Schools principals could lose their state educator licenses in connection with the district's attendance data-rigging scandal.

Hundreds of Columbus City Schools teachers rallied outside the district offices yesterday, demanding a new contract  with better benefits.


Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good is stepping down in December.  

Classes in the Columbus City Schools start later this month.   But more than 800 third-graders still haven’t passed the state reading test. Alison Holm reports.

Teachers in the Columbus City Schools are demanding a better contract. 

At least three big school districts including Columbus, are pleading with state education officials to take a close look at what they think is a major discrepancy.


The group representing Ohio school boards is offering advice to districts following the Ohio Supreme Court's decision last May upholding the constitutionality of a Whetstone High School student's backpack search.

Over the weekend a Columbus City Schools official said termination was in the works for an employee who posted hateful comments against LGBTQ people and the city's Pride Festival on his Facebook page.


A spokesperson says the Columbus City Schools are working to fire the employee who posted a threat against the lives of LGBTQ community members on social media ahead of this weekend's Columbus Pride festival.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state auditor says his office will review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 


Columbus Police and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating a social media post that calls for the killing of LGBTQ people during the Columbus Pride Festival.


The school year comes to a close this week in Columbus, and city and district officials are reminding parents and students about summer programming options. 

WCBE files

The Columbus School Board Tuesday approved new or amended contracts with the Central Ohio Transit Authority and private companies to handle a growing number of transportation requests by homeless families for students traveling between the city and suburban districts.

There are calls to reform the disciplinary system in the Columbus City Schools. 


Johnson Park Middle School is closed today after some students were exposed to mercury from a broken thermometer during an 8th-grade class on Wednesday.


Three East High School students are recovering after they ingested cookies laced with marijuana on Tuesday.


Students in the Columbus City Schools begin spring break on Friday, and city and district officials want them to stay safe and active.