Agreement ends review of Ohio school plan critic

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school superintendent and prosecutor have reached an agreement ending an investigation into the school official's possible misuse of public resources for political campaigning, which was aimed at the governor.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says the probe has closed, after Franklin City Schools Superintendent Arnol Elam (AHR'-nuhl EE'-luhm) agreed to pay the costs of his letter to parents and a new one saying he made some inappropriate statements.

The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports Elam will pay $539 out of pocket.

Elam had written parents last week urging them to join "an active campaign" to make sure Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and legislators supporting him aren't re-elected. Elam is among school officials in some of the state's poorer districts upset about the Republican governor's new school funding plan.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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