Columbus City Schools

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5:50 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Independence HS, Siebert ES Pulled From School Closure Recommendations

The Columbus City School Board is scheduled to vote on a raft of school closures at tomorrow's board meeting, but it looks like Independence High School and Siebert Elementary School may get a reprieve.

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1:27 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Coleman Appoints Johnson To New Education Post

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed Columbus Education Association President Rhonda Johnson as the city's education director. 

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1:04 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Parents, Teachers, Students Protest Proposed CCS School Closures

Credit Columbus City Schools

More than 200 people turned out last night to let the Columbus City School board and administration  know how they feel about proposed school closures. 

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10:08 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Major Changes Coming For Columbus City Schools

Borrowing the Facebook motto, the Columbus school board is moving quickly with plans for big changes in the district including school closures and personnel changes.  

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10:20 am
Mon February 10, 2014

District Considering Closing Seven Schools

Columbus City Schools administrators are weighing a plan to close seven buildings, including two high schools, forcing relocation of 2,500 students. 

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7:16 am
Fri February 7, 2014

CCS Closed Again Amid Cold And Snow Covered Streets

Columbus residents should start to see snowplows pass down their streets today, two days after a winter storm dumped nearly eleven inches of snow in their neighborhoods.

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7:05 am
Thu February 6, 2014

CCS Announces Finalists For Perkins' School Board Seat

The Columbus Board of Education has narrowed the list of finalists to fill the seat vacated by former president Carol Perkins , who abruptly stepped down last month.

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10:43 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Treasurer To Leave Columbus District This Summer

Columbus City Schools Treasurer Penny Rucker announced her resignation at last night's Board of Education meeting.  

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7:36 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Politicians And Others Apply For Perkins' CCS Seat

28 people have applied to fill the remaining term of Columbus School Board member Carol Perkins.

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5:12 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

State Auditor Slams CCS in Long-Awaited Data-Scrubbing Report

Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor
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. 

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7:52 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Yost To Release CCS Data Scrubbing Investigative Report Today

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.

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8:58 am
Fri January 24, 2014

CCS To Launch Whistleblower Hotline

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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7:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

CCS Board Member Carol Perkins Will Resign January 31

Columbus City School Board member Carole Perkins has announced she will retire at the end of the month, nearly 7 years after she first joined the board as a mid term appointment.

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8:54 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Mayor Coleman Talks About The Future Of Local Education

At this time last year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman was already talking about 2013 as a year when the community would join hands to improve education.

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7:04 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Group Raised Millions For CCS Levy Campaign

Campaign finance reports show the group that pushed for passage of the Columbus City Schools levy raised more than 3 million dollars for the effort.

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7:01 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Former CCS Treasurer To Be Sentenced In January For Theft

Sentencing is scheduled January 23rd for a former Columbus City Schools employee who pleaded guilty this week to stealing nearly 28 thousand dollars in district funds.

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7:22 am
Tue December 10, 2013

CCS Board President To Resign

Columbus School Board president Carol Perkins says she will step down from the position at the end of the month.

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7:16 am
Tue December 10, 2013

CCS Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Driving While Drunk

A former Columbus school bus driver will be sentenced in February for driving drunk with students on her bus.

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7:41 am
Thu December 5, 2013

CCS Bus Driver Quits Amid OVI Charge

The woman accused of driving a Columbus City Schools bus while intoxicated has resigned.

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7:44 am
Tue November 26, 2013

CCS Bus Driver Charged With Drunken Driving

A Columbus City Schools bus driver has been suspended after being arrested for driving drunk with kids on board.

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