|Ohio schools chief orders closures of two charter schools|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:30|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state schools superintendent is ordering two Columbus charter schools to close and wants to question their sponsoring superintendent.
State Superintendent Richard Ross said in a statement Friday that the Talented Tenth Leadership Academy for Boys and the Talented Tenth Leadership Academy for Girls were closed for health and safety reasons following several visits from state education employees.
State officials say the schools were inadequately staffed. They found reports of several significant fights. Officials also say meals weren't served at regular times and were often bought at fast food restaurants.
The school is sponsored by the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center. Ross has asked its superintendent to explain issues of poor approval and oversight.
A phone message and email to the center's superintendent after hours were not immediately returned.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Front Page Stories
|'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]
|Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience|
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]