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SUPCO Rules Against ECOT In Attendance And Funding Case

Aug 9, 2018

An attorney for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow says the school will continue to pursue administrative appeals against the state in lower courts. 

The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday ruled 4-2 the state acted within its authority when it used student participation data, not just enrollment, to determine ECOT should repay 60 million dollars in state funding.  ECOT attorney Marion Little says two dissenting opinions Wednesday explained well why the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow should have prevailed. The school closed in January. Little says the ruling leaves ambiguous what should happen to state dollars under circumstances such as an online student missing a day of school due to illness. The department defends requiring documentation as best for students and taxpayers.