Columbus City Schools

Alison Holm, WCBE

Columbus City Schools were among the districts receiving bad news Thursday as the State Department of Education released it's annual report cards.

Today is the first day of classes in the Columbus City Schools, but a major transportation snafu could leave students waiting for the school bus up to an hour an a half every day for as long as six weeks, as the district scrambles to hire enough drivers to staff over 700 bus routes.

Columbus City School students are heading back to class Wednesday, and the head of the teachers union says her members are energized.

A former Columbus City Schools treasurer's office worker is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the district.

Interim OSU President Meets With Reporters

Jul 18, 2013

Interim Ohio State University President Joe Alutto is promising to continue the plans of his predecessor during the search for the school's next leader.

The Columbus City School Board began discussion on the recommendation for a November combined levy request last night -- but some found the proposal a bit light on details.

Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterday signed into law a bill allowing some of the revenue from a planned 9.01 mill Columbus City Schools levy to be shared with charter schools.

The Columbus City Schools' millage committee this morning recommended placing a 9.01 mill levy on the November ballot.

The Columbus City Schools committee considering whether the district should place an operating levy on the November ballot held a public hearing last night.

CCS Spending More On Attendance Data Scandal

Jul 8, 2013

The Columbus School District is spending more than 500 thousand dollars for legal services related to the state's attendance-data rigging investigation.

The Columbus City Schools have a new superintendent for the next year - Dr. J. Daniel Good, former head of the Westerville School District. Alison Holm has more on the decision

The Columbus School board meets tonight to appoint an interim superintendent to take over when Gene Harris steps down at the end of the week.

The Columbus school district has created new policies to avoid a repeat of the attendance data-rigging scandal.

The Columbus City Schools are taking steps to address the issue of grade-reading readiness, and to come into compliance with the state's third grade reading guarantee.

Retiring Ohio State President Gordon Gee is offering his explanations for stepping down, citing everything from his age to a desire to spend more time with his family, which includes twin granddaughters.

Yost Praises CCS Internal Auditor

Jun 4, 2013

State Auditor David Yost says data scrubbing in the Columbus City Schools painted a false picture of district accomplishments, and may have cheated some students out of the chance for charter school vouchers or federally subsidized tutoring.

House Approves Columbus Schools Bill

May 30, 2013

The Ohio House has approved a bill targeting the Columbus City Schools.

CCS Board Considering Hiring Interim Superintendent

May 28, 2013

The Columbus School Board meets today to consider hiring OSU Vice President Joe Alutto as interim superintendent.

Debate began Thursday in the Ohio House about a measure making changes to the Columbus City Schools.

The Columbus school board is throwing its support behind some of the findings of Mayor Michael Coleman's education commission.