The Columbus City Schools employ thousands of people and have a personnel department with 42 workers and a $3.7 million-a-year budget, but the district has no written policies for hiring and firing people or following other basic procedures.
About 88 percent of last school year’s Columbus City Schools’ third graders moved into the fourth grade as schools opened today, Superintendent Dan Good said. But that still means that about 470 students will have to repeat the third grade because they did not pass the state’s third-grade reading test or an equivalent alternative test, Good said.
Brandee Baker made her way to Brookhaven High School yesterday morning, like she has for the past three years. But instead of heading inside for the start of classes, she waited outside for a bus to take her to her new home: Mifflin High School.
Columbus City Schools moved with uncharacteristic speed yesterday to begin the process of selling four of the five school buildings that the district shuttered at the end of June. By state law, charter schools will get the first opportunity to purchase the buildings by agreeing to the district’s appraised market price.
For the 10th year in a row, the Columbus Metropolitan Library system is offering kids a place to study after school.
Students who attend West High School in Columbus now are eligible to use private-school vouchers after the state issued new, accurate report cards for the district’s schools today. The department said today that West’s newly recalculated report cards indicate that its academic performance was lower than previously reported.
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