Ohio Asks Judge to Force School to Release Attendance Data

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio officials want the state’s largest online school forced to turn over attendance data used in determining school funding.

Ohio’s Department of Education has asked a Franklin County judge to force the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow to turn over records showing when students logged on to do schoolwork last year and for how long.

Students work on computers instead of in actual classrooms at the school that could lose millions of dollars in state funding if students are falling short of the minimum attendance required by the state.

The school has refused to provide log-in and log-out records despite losing an attempt in court this month to block a state audit. School officials argue that log-in durations don’t provide a full accounting of the time students spend doing school-related work.