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Columbus school board finally creates finance panel
After announcing the plan to create it almost a year ago, the Columbus City Schools has established a new finance committee to oversee the district’s budgeting and spending.
Grade changer pleads to felony in Columbus schools data tampering
Stanley K. Pyle replaced hundreds of failing grades with passing ones because he felt his school had failed to properly educate those students. Prosecutors think Pyle perhaps was well-meaning and kindhearted, but what he did as assistant principal at Marion-Franklin High School plainly was illegal. Pyle, 63, pleaded guilty to — and was convicted of — a count of attempted tampering with records yesterday.
Second Columbus schools administrator set to plead in data scandal
A Columbus schools administrator who changed hundreds of student grades from failing to passing is expected to plead to felony charges today. Stanley K. Pyle, 63, who was an assistant principal at Marion-Franklin High School during the 2010-11 school year, is the second former Columbus City Schools employee to reach a plea deal with Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien in connection with the district’s data scandal. O’Brien said the charge would be a felony.
Ex-Columbus schools official Tankovich attempts to clarify role in student-data scandal
Former Columbus City Schools data czar Steve Tankovich has filed an 18-page document with Franklin County Common Pleas Court attempting to clarify his role in changing student data. It appears he will not withdraw his no-contest plea to a felony charge of attempted tampering with public records, as his attorney had suggested he might last month.
Columbus schools begin ‘Listening Tour’ tonight to get ideas from public
Want to tell members of the Columbus Board of Education how they’re doing? Do you know how something could be done better in Columbus City Schools? The first of four stops on a “Listening Tour” will be tonight at Walnut Ridge High School, allowing members of the public an opportunity to give advice and criticism, just as a select group of parents, teachers, students and business leaders did earlier this year in focus groups.
Longtime Winterset principal will retire in January
Theresa M. Tracy, currently serving her 11th year as principal at Winterset Elementary School, will be retiring early next year.
CCS officials schedule dates for 'listening tour'
Residents will have an opportunity to sound off on local education issues when Columbus City Schools officials begin the second of a three-part "listening tour."
CCS officials schedule dates for 'listening tour'
Residents will have an opportunity to sound off on local education issues when Columbus City Schools officials begin the second of a three-part "listening tour."
Fired design firm sues Columbus school board again
A Reynoldsburg design firm whose $41 million discrimination lawsuit against the Columbus school board was dismissed in federal court last year is suing the board in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
Columbus school board approves support-staff contract
The Columbus Board of Education unanimously approved a new three-year union contract for more than 3,000 nonteaching employees, after a union member charged that the union’s vote to approve the contract was rigged.

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