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Statement of State Board of Education President Debe Terhar

August 4, 2012

The following statement may be attributed in whole or in part to
Debe Terhar, President of the State Board of Education of Ohio

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Ohio Department of Education Finds Lockland School District Filed False Attendance Data

District and School Report Cards Lowered; Matter Referred to Office of Professional Conduct

COLUMBUS – An investigation by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has determined that the Lockland School District in Hamilton County filed false attendance data for 36 students during the 2010-2011 school year, leading to artificially higher state testing results. In response to the investigation findings the Department has revised downward the district’s report card for the year and referred the case to ODE’s Office of Professional Conduct to determine if Lockland employees participated in conduct unbecoming the teaching profession.

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Ohio Safe Schools Summit Promotes Safe and Drug-free School Environments

COLUMBUS, OH – Promoting safe school environments, sharing best practices and promoting collaboration between local schools and community partners is the goal of the 2012 Ohio Safe Schools Summit today.

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Columbus, OH - In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3326.03, a meeting of the STEM subcommittee to review and approve applications for STEM schools will be on Thursday, July 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, in Conference Room 604.

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Meeting Notice

Columbus, OH – The State Board of Education will meet for its annual retreat on Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10, at the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, 2080 Citygate Dr., Columbus, OH. A copy of the schedule is here.


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