Though the Ohio Department of Education will expand its investigation into evidence of improper reporting of attendance data to the 2012-13 school year for four districts, Campbell City Schools is not one of them.
Instead, the state says Campbell schools will no longer be under scrutiny, as the ODE did not find any further evidence of scrubbing in its submitted attendance data for the 2011-12 school year.
The ODE defines scrubbing as “improperly withdrawing a student who took the state achievement assessments, thus excluding their scores from the building and district reports.”
As a result of the ODE’s findings, investigations into both the Campbell and Winton Woods school districts have been closed, though they are required to submit a corrective action plan.
Matthew Bowen, superintendent of Campbell City Schools, said he was pleased with the news, and with the cooperation of all staff members who work closely with student enrollment and withdrawal procedures.
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