Data-scrubbing scandal ensnares four CCS principals

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Columbus City Schools officials have placed four principals on unpaid administrative leave as part of an ongoing data-scrubbing scandal in the district.

Responding to an 18-monthlong report issued just hours earlier by state Auditor Dave Yost, Superintendent Dan Good said that to date, 15 people have left the district – either of their own accord or through agreements worked out with the schools – as a result of an investigation into the altering of student data.

The principals reportedly involved in the investigation are Jonathan K. Stevens of Mifflin High School, Christopher Qualls of Independence High School, Pamela Diggs of Marion-Franklin High School and Tiffany Chavers, a principal on “special assignment” at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy.

They were placed on leave pending termination.

Good would not speculate on whether additional employees would be named.

Yost indicated in the report the matter is being forwarded for possible prosecution.