Columbus City Schools
Even though it's now 29 years old, the Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy hasn't had a very high profile, in the opinion of Parent Teacher Organization President Monika Martin.
Columbus City Schools and the city of Columbus will expand their program that puts police officers in schools, from having one in each high school to adding two who will routinely rotate into middle and occasionally elementary schools.
Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is sending his 6-year-old daughter to the Wellington School, an elite private academy in Upper Arlington, Columbus Monthly reported Monday. Though not unprecedented for a Columbus mayor, the decision is awkward for Ginther, a longtime public education advocate and a graduate of Columbus public schools whose first elected office was as a member of the Columbus Board of Education.
In May, the Columbus Board of Education authorized Superintendent Dan Good to negotiate with suburban school districts to dissolve the 30-year-old Win-Win agreement "in exchange for compensation." But in the deal approved unanimously by the board Tuesday night, the district got nothing in return for letting Hilliard, South-Western and Westerville schools out of Win-Win, phasing out the more than $2.8 million those districts combined paid Columbus schools each year. The new agreement doesn't even require those districts to make the full payments through 2022, as they had just agreed to do in the spring.
Larry Braverman, general counsel for Columbus City Schools, attended last week's Northwest Civic Association meeting to discuss the implications of the Dublin City School District opting out of the 30-year-old "Win-Win Agreement."
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 City Schools and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are expanding student health-care mini-clinics to eight more buildings in Linden and the West Side.
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.
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.
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.
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