After a board member investigated untoward athletic expenditures in his district, one athletic director resigned and, along with a colleague, was required to reimburse the district for improper spending. As a follow up, the school board – with exception of the investigating board member – voted for a policy requiring all future communications between board [...]
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Although the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) funds public school districts based exclusively on the annual October count, charter school funding – deducted from public school payments – is adjusted monthly. In the ensuing disparity, public school districts must absorb new students without additional funding, whereas charter schools are paid for students upon enrollment. Further complicating [...]
On August 22, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, issued a “Notice to Parents and/or Guardians from Federal Court Regarding Release of Educational Information Held by the Ohio Department of Education.” The purpose of the notice is to inform parents that private student information will be released [...]