Columbus City Schools Spends $500,000 For Legal Services Related To Attendance Investigation

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The Columbus City Schools board of education has set aside hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for legal costs associated with an investigation.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, the district is spending more than $500,000 for legal services related to an attendance-data investigation.

The board has set aside another $250,000 for the law firm representing the district.

The board hired Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in August after the state auditor began investigating whether district employees tampered with student data to make the schools look better.

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