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ECOT Says It Will Submit Attendance Data To ODE By End Of This Week

The state’s largest online charter school operator failed to turn over attendance data to the Ohio Department of Education yesterday as ordered by a judge, but a spokesperson says it will do so by the end of the week. Neil Clark, a spokesperson for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow - or ECOT - says log-in data and other information will be submitted.  The department wants to conduct a routine attendance audit, which will help determine the amount of state funding ECOT receives. It got more than 100 million dollars last year. State law says students must receive at least five hours of instruction a day. A preliminary audit found most got one hour a day.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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