Principals Placed On Leave Following Ohio School Audit

Jan 29, 2014

Columbus school officials say they are taking steps to fire four principals who the district says were associated with student record-keeping problems.

Superintendent Dan Good made the announcement Tuesday. It came on the heels of the Ohio auditor's investigation into attendance data scrubbing at the state's largest school district.

Good says letters sent Tuesday tell the four principals that they are being placed on unpaid leave and recommended for termination.

District employees have been accused of altering attendance records for struggling students to improve performance ratings, which can be used to determine government funding and employee bonuses.

Good says the district has moved to address issues that the auditor has identified. He says additional employees could be disciplined of as a result of the investigation.

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