Auditor won’t review Ohio official over charter omissions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Auditor Dave Yost says he won’t investigate circumstances surrounding a former state official’s decision to exclude failing grades from state charter-school evaluations since the basic facts are known and no state money was involved.

However, Yost wrote Wednesday that he will carefully review Ohio’s charter oversight program during his new audit of the state Education Department. Yost said it’s at elevated risk because of former School Choice director David Hansen’s actions.

Hansen resigned July 18 after admitting he excluded Fs for online and dropout recovery schools from evaluations so they wouldn’t “mask” successes elsewhere. Yost said Hansen’s actions appear “noncompliant with Ohio law.” The state retracted the reports before related state payments were sent.

Yost, a Republican, was responding to an investigation request by Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni.

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