DAYTON, Ohio — A newspaper reports that state auditors are examining student records at six southern Ohio school districts in a statewide probe into attendance data tampering to improve state report card performance.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the districts are the latest targets of a probe that has examined attendance data practices at districts around the state.
Administrators for Dayton, Springfield, Hamilton, Trotwood-Madison, Northridge and Jefferson Township school districts confirmed the audits.
State investigators are examining reasons why schools withdrew students and whether the withdrawals were legitimate as part of a probe of potential attendance tampering. Removing poor students from the books can boost performance measures that determine government aid and employee bonuses.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.