State Auditor To Release First Results Of School Attendance Scandal Audit

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State Auditor Dave Yost said that he plans to release the results of the first 100 schools audited as part of a statewide school attendance scandal involving the Columbus City School district.

Yost plans to hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. at his office in the Key Bank building.

In recent months, Columbus along with several other Ohio districts, have come under fire for school attendance reporting.

Superintendent Gene Harris, who announced her retirement last month in the midst of the scandal, said earlier that none of the allegations could be linked to the district's gain-sharing program, an incentive that gave bonuses to staff for improving student performance. She said that she never encouraged staff to manipulate data and said that that the state auditor would shed light on what might have gone wrong. 

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