State Auditor David Yost

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6:36 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Charter School Accused Of Padding Attendance Roles

General Chappie James Leadership Academy
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Republican State Auditor David Yost says a now-closed Dayton charter school called General Chappie James Leadership Academy padded its rolls by nearly half and improperly collected 1.1 million dollars in tax money.

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7:10 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Prompt Calls For Changing Amendment Process

The possibility of a state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and create 10 official growing sites has critics saying it's time to change the way amendments are brought to voters.

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6:58 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

State Auditor Speaks Out Against Some Constitutional Amendments

Ohio Auditor David Yost
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State Auditor David Yost says he wants to make it harder to amend Ohio's constitution through ballot initiatives that provide economic benefits to few individuals or create monopolies.   

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6:51 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Lawmakers Duel Over Anonymous Allegations Against Online Charter School

State Representative Teresa Fedor
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A Democratic state lawmaker is blasting the Ohio Department of Education for an anonymous e-mail about attendance at an online charter school, but another is holding back. 

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6:26 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Attendance Complaints Against Ohio Virtual Academy Sent To State Auditor

Two state lawmakers have referred to the state auditor's office allegations an online charter school failed to disenroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls.

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7:28 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Yost Trying To Recover State Money From Two Local Charter Schools

State Auditor David Yost
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Central Ohio educators are getting bills from the state for the teaching money that they pocketed.

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10:03 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Yost Recommends Hunting, Fishing License Fee Hikes

State Auditor David Yost is recommending an increase in the cost of fishing and hunting permits to boost yearly revenue for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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9:45 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

State Officeholders Blast Marijuana Legalization Plans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (L) and Ohio Auditor David Yost at Thursday's AP forum
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Four state officeholders discussed their positions on various issues Thursday during an Associated Press forum. 

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7:13 am
Fri January 23, 2015

State Auditor Finds Disparity Between Reported And Actual Charter School Attendance

Auditor David Yost meets with reporters about his office's probe of charter school attendance
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Republican State Auditor David Yost says unannounced attendance checks at 30 charter schools shows 25 percent of them have significant cases of under-attendance.

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7:22 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Troubled Charter School Chain Subject Of Federal, State Probes

Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.

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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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5:51 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

ODE Begins Issuing Reports On Data Scrubbing Investigations

Ohio education officials have confirmed seven of eight school districts identified by the state auditor improperly reported attendance data or engaged in other questionable practices.

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7:18 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State Auditor Calls 'Count Week' An Outdated Way To Fund Schools

Around the state, public schools are counting heads this week  to  help determine how much state funding districts will receive.

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6:51 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Clerk Of Courts Freed On Bond Amid Theft In Office Charge

Fairfield County's Clerk of Courts and her husband are free on bond after appearing in court yesterday.

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12:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Yost Finds Sunshine Law Compliance Issues

State Auditor David Yost says a test of 20 counties and cities shows 40 percent are not fully following Ohio’s Sunshine Law.

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7:03 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Carney To Challenge Yost

Democratic State Representative John Carney is expected today to formally announce his plans to challenge Republican State Auditor David Yost in 2014.

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6:44 am
Fri August 30, 2013

State Bills CCS For Data Probe

Taxpayers are being asked to cover the costs of the investigation of the Columbus City Schools' data rigging scandal.

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8:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Yost Praises CCS Internal Auditor

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.

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