Columbus City Schools Place Six People On Paid Leave Amid Gambling Investigation

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The Columbus City Schools announced on Friday that it is placing six people on leave, including Transportation Director Steve Simmons, during an investigation into scratch-off ticket gambling.  The District says the probe comes amid “concern within the District’s transportation department for the potential breach of District policies and/or administrative guidelines.”

In response, Columbus City Schools placed the Director of Transportation, the Transportation Operations Manager, and four transportation supervisors on paid leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.  The District says employees assigned to home are to be immediately available to the District by telephone during regular work hours.

The District adds that it may also consider other potential actions once the investigation has been completed