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Largest Ohio school district to launch ethics hotline in wake of attendance data investigation
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 8:04 AM EST
Ohio's largest school district is introducing a hotline enabling workers to anonymously report wrongdoing.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the district's internal auditor expects the new hotline system to be rolled out before March. She says it's a tool to help workers report ethics concerns by phone or online. Employees also could choose to notify their supervisors directly about concerns.
Columbus school employees have been accused of altering attendance records for struggling students to improve performance ratings. Federal authorities joined the investigation, which is separate from a review that found attendance-data reporting problems in other districts.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com