Columbus City Schools

Levy expected to raise money for personnel, infrastructure
The Columbus Board of Education on July 21 unanimously voted to place a 6.92-mill combination levy-bond issue on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot.
Columbus schools adding more Nationwide Children’s mini-clinics
Columbus City Schools and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are expanding student health-care mini-clinics to eight more buildings in Linden and the West Side.
Some on Columbus City Schools levy panel don’t live in district, wouldn’t pay tax hike
More than a third of the members of a committee that recommended last month that Columbus City Schools seek a levy to raise the district’s property taxes by about 18 percent don’t live in the district and wouldn’t have to pay the tax, a Dispatch analysis concluded.
CCS board considers ballot options for fall
The Columbus school board is expected to decide Thursday, July 21, which of four levy options will be placed before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Data scandal legal tab nears $1.5 million for Columbus schools
Columbus City Schools’ legal bill for dealing with its data-rigging scandal is nearing $1.5 million as the district continues to fend off lawsuits from two principals it fired for changing data and to respond to a potential onslaught of records requests from administrators facing state sanctions. The Board of Education recently approved another allocation of up to $50,000 in spending for the law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.
School board agrees to reduced value of Nationwide Arena
In December 2007, the Columbus Board of Education ended a long battle over the value of Nationwide Arena when it signed a deal to take a flat $1 million a year that wasn't based on the arena's value. Now, the district is back into the debate on the arena's worth. The school board said last week that it agrees the arena's value should be reduced to $35.6 million, 75 percent less than the $143.4 million that the county auditor now values the building.
Columbus school district sheds light on Africentric teacher's reprimand
Un-redacted documents that Columbus City Schools released on Monday show that a teacher at the Africentric School is being investigated for allegedly retaliating against a student whose complaints had resulted in the teacher receiving an official reprimand the day before.
Cua's passion for arts helps lead to award
Marcella Cua considers herself fortunate for having found her niche in life.
Columbus schools' chief sent special team into Africentric to quell problems
Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good confirmed for the first time Thursday that he sent a 17-member team to the district’s Africentric School last month in response to a possible teacher walkout over student-discipline issues.
Columbus schools weighing how big to go on levy
A Columbus City Schools panel is considering options that would increase school-district property tax bills by 5.6 mills to 19.8 mills, with several proposals in between. The range translates into raising the annual tax on a $100,000 house by $196 to $693 per year, but “we would definitely not be anywhere close to that high range,” said district spokesman Scott Varner.

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