Columbus Board of Education

The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to end their lease of two elementary schools to Bridgeway Academy. 

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday moved ahead on proposals that would grant a 30-year tax abatement to a near east side development, and tighten travel restrictions for future boards. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther easily won re-election Tuesday over write-in candidate Jeff Leopard. 

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Members of the Columbus Education Association voted "overwhelmingly" Sunday to accept a contract offer from the Columbus City Schools, with pay increases, the promise of smaller class sizes, and better disciplinary programs for troubled students.

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Negotiators for the Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers met for more than 11 hours Monday, but failed to produce a new contract agreeement. 

While both sides insist they are bargaining in good faith, the Columbus City Schools and the teachers union continue to plan for a possible strike this fall. 

The Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers continue contract negotiations ahead of a planned strike this summer.

Superintendent Talisa Dixon says partnerships will be the key to improving Columbus City Schools.  

Columbus City Schools are moving ahead with plans to renovate buildings for a new “language schools” feeder pattern, and creating new administrative positions downtown.

After shelving the bulk of school realignment recommendations made last November by a volunteer task force, the Columbus Board of Education moved rapidly last night to alleviate crowding and address a gap in the language program feeder system – just ahead of the district’s school lottery deadline next week. 

As the deadline for to submit ballot petitions passed Wednesday, it appeared there are more changes ahead for the Columbus Board of Education.

Two months after shelving a task force's recommendations on closing and repurposing district buildings, the Columbus Board of Education is asking for more information on what to do with some overcrowded and aging buildings. 

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The head of the North Linden Area Commission has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Board of Education

Columbus City Council last night held a public hearing on the 15 finalists  for a vacant seat on the panel.

The Columbus Board of Education voted Tuesday to interview six applicants to fill a vacant seat. 

Leadership and focus will remain the same for the Columbus City Schools in the new year.

The Columbus Board of Education is accepting applications to fill the seat of Mary Jo Hudson, who announced last week she is resigning at the end of the year.

Columbus City Council has released the names of 15 finalists to fill two soon-to-be-vacant seats.

Columbus school board member Mary Jo Hudson is resigning, citing the failure of the district's oversight model. 


One-time mayoral candidate James Ragland has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Board of Education.

Several weeks after deciding to hire her, the Columbus City Schools have announced a contract agreement has been reached with the district's next superintendent. 

In a surprise move Tuesday, the Columbus City Schools' Board of Education approved indefinitely shelving the bulk of the recommendations on school closings and consolidations put forth by its task force. 

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Columbus City Schools officials are searching for a new Board of Education member. 

The Columbus City Schools' board voted Tuesday to proceed with an aggressive plan to pull away from last month’s dismal state report card grade – with the threat of a state takeover hanging over the district’s future.

Task force recommendations to overhaul Columbus City Schools by consolidating some schools, closing some, and selling off excess property are continuing to evolve, ahead of a vote by the school board next month.

The Columbus City Schools have yet to reach a contract agreement with new superintendent Talisa Dixon after nearly a month of talks. 

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Columbus City Schools officials say the district's financial outlook has improved.  

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The Columbus Board of Education has tapped former board member Bryan Steward to temporarily fill the seat left vacant by Dominic Paretti's abrupt resignation last month.  

A legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers.

After a nearly four-hour closed door meeting Thursday evening, the Columbus City Schools board unanimously voted to offer the district’s top spot to Talisa Dixon.