Review Claims ECOT Attendance 60 Percent Lower Than Reported
A state review has found that enrollment at Ohio's largest online charter school is nearly 60 percent lower than originally reported.
The review could potentially jeopardize about $60 million of the e-school's state funding from last year. The Ohio Department of Education told the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow about its findings Monday. It comes amid a legal battle over how head counts for the school and other online schools in Ohio are determined. The school tried to block regulators' access to student log-in and log-out information, charging the education department imposed illegal retroactive rules on it for counting students. The court ordered the Electronic Classroom to turn over a sample of student log sheets that the department used to come up with its total enrollment. A school spokesperson calls the process a sham.