Columbus City Schools

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus City Schools worker has been arrested on a child pornography charge.

Columbus City Schools are proceeding with plans to reopen under a blended learning model for some students February 1st -- before staff is vaccinated.

State health officials say there have been more than 2 thousand new cases of COVID-19 among students and school staff, and over 7 thousand cases since the state began requiring weekly reports in mid-September.

Fourteen hundred career and technical education students are scheduled to return to a pair of Columbus City School campuses today, and the district has signed a memo of understanding with the teachers' union on protecting staff and students.  

Franklin County is no longer a red level threat for coronavirus, according to state health officials, for the first time since the public health advisory system was developed.  

A special committee is recommending the Columbus Board of Education proceed with plans for a 4.7 mill permanent improvement levy.  

Associated Press

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is backtracking on his Monday order about the use of protective masks by retail customers, saying instead that they're a strong recommendation.  

Columbus City Schools are adding a 14th location to provide free meals to kids 18 and under during the covid-19 pandemic.  

There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in central Ohio, but the school districts in the region are following state and local health departments closely.  

Rutland Family

Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement for a rubber products firm that plans to open a manufacturing center at an old warehouse in Marion Franklin. 

Columbus  teachers will vote on a new contract agreement with the Columbus City Schools in two weeks. 

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

The union representing Columbus City Schools teachers plans to hold a march next week to protest city property-tax abatements and faculty salaries.

Police say a 13-year-old Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys student hacked his teacher’s work account and stole the personal information of more than sixty classmates, which he then allegedly used to make and post online a hit list. 

City of Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther last night unveiled plans for more affordable housing and improved internet access during his State of the City speech  at East High School. 

One of three former Fort Hayes  students has pleaded guilty to assaulting a bus driver last March. 

The Groveport-Madison and Columbus City Schools have signed a territory transfer and revenue sharing agreement. 

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. 

Three West High School students were removed from the building Thursday after district officials say a teacher found a hit list they authored. 

WCBE files

The head of the Columbus Board of Education says one of the six finalists for a new superintendent has dropped out of consideration. 

 Columbus City Schools are closed today, due to continued high heat and humidity.

The Columbus Board of Education is looking at ways to deal with shifting student populations.  

Columbus City Schools will dismiss students early again today, due to expected extreme heat and humidity. 

Columbus City Schools will close its school buildings early on Tuesday, because of anticipated "extreme heat conditions".

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education  has narrowed the search for a new superintendent to a list of six candidates, including current acting superintendent John Stanford.

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a 25 thousand dollar contract with the superintendent search firm BWP & Associates. 

Westerville Police

A former Westerville and Columbus school teacher who faked cancer will not head to prison. 

Alison Holm

The Columbus Board of Education announced Tuesday night the search for a new superintendent has narrowed to two candidates; acting superintendent John Stanford and Akron Schools superintendent David James.


A Linden McKinley High School teacher is under investigation for a post-election Facebook rant that has many parents angry.