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Columbus schools auditor gets three-year contract, raise
The Columbus school board approved a three-year contract for its internal auditor last night and gave her a raise. Carolyn Smith, who is most well known for investigating and helping to expose the district’s student-data scandal, had been working under a series of one-year contracts. Her salary will increase to $131,000 a year from $97,500.
Report: Firing former Marion-Franklin principal is justified
The Columbus school board would be justified in firing a former principal for falsifying student data at her school, a hearing officer ruled yesterday. Pamela Diggs, the former principal at Marion-Franklin High School, is the second principal the district moved to fire more than a year ago in connection with its data scandal. Diggs and other educators at her school had to return bonuses that were based on the altered data.
Pre-K enrollment begins April 1
Columbus City Schools will accept full-day pre-kindergarten applications beginning April 1.
Columbus schools internal audit finds lax oversight of vendors
A list that permits Columbus City Schools vendors to register on their own allowed a company to win a $17,675 contract for security cameras, despite it not having anything more than an e-mail address, an internal audit released on Thursday found. The company, NETCOM.NET.COM, doesn’t meet any of the criteria to be a district vendor, such as having liability insurance and a valid IRS business-identification number. And though its name is a website, there doesn’t seem to be a website for the company.
New Winterset principal had 'huge shoes to fill'
It was, Audra Pearson admitted, a tough act to follow.
New sites set for gifted, limited-English students
Potentially thousands of Columbus City Schools students will be on the move in the fall under a major reshuffling announced this afternoon. The former Brookhaven High School on the North Side, which closed last fall, will become the new home to the district’s Global Academy, giving the over-crowded and fast-growing program substantially more space for a program that would serve more than 600 students with limited English-language skills.
Centennial HS students to perform in 'Hairspray'
Hairspray was a movie that was turned into a musical which was turned into a movie. It's morphing back into a musical for an ambitious production at Centennial High School March 12, 13 and 14.
Kindergarten meetings set for parents
The Columbus City Schools Department of Early Childhood Education will host Kindergarten Readiness Transition meetings for parents of students who will enter kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
Kindergarten meetings set for parents
The Columbus City Schools Department of Early Childhood Education will host Kindergarten Readiness Transition meetings for parents of students who will enter kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
Columbus schools takes Victorian Village school off the market
Concerned that a vacant, valuable school might be flipped by a developer, Columbus City Schools officials today pulled the property off the market. The Board of Education voted at a special meeting this morning to revoke its Feb. 17 sale offer for the former Everett Middle School, located at 100 W. 4th Ave., just a block off the bustling Short North commercial strip.

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