Judge OKs Plan to Move Closed E-school’s Data to New Servers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Data from what was once Ohio’s largest online charter school will be moved to a new server system to ensure it remains accessible and protected as related court cases and other reviews unfold.

People managing the assets of the now-defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow say the current server system is old and at risk of failing. A Franklin County judge agreed Tuesday they can spend roughly $300,000 on an updated replacement that would be regularly backed up.

The data management company handling the work says it has received inquiries about the ECOT data from the FBI and the attorney general’s office.

The e-school abruptly closed last year after the state concluded student participation data didn’t justify all of ECOT’s public funding and moved to recoup tens of millions of dollars.