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CPS, Winton Woods in trouble for attendance data
CINCINNATI (WKRC/AP) -- Seven school districts in Ohio are in trouble for improperly reporting attendance data, including Cincinnati Public and Winton Woods.
The districts are accused of scrubbing, removing poor-performing students from attendance rolls to improve performance rankings.
The Ohio Department of Education referred the cases Monday for possible professional sanctions against individual educators or licensed staff. Punishment could range from suspension to license revocation.
Cincinnati public schools released a statement tonight reading, in part, "CPS has been fully transparent and open about attendance reporting practices. Our internal investigation also found no evidence of deliberate manipulation of data by any CPS employee."
The other districts facing sanctions are Cleveland, Toledo, Campbell and Northridge. Marion City Schools was cleared of scrubbing but referred based on use of improper procedures. Canton City Schools was cleared.