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Columbus Board Votes To Close Schools

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Columbus School Board president Gary Baker and three other members listen to comments at board meeting before voting to close five schools
4, 2014

The Columbus School Board voted to close five schools at the end of the current school year. The decision will save the district money, but it was made after some tearful pleas to spare two of the schools.

Columbus Superintendent Responds To Audit With 17-Step Plan

Columbus Superintendent Dan Good
28, 2014

Following the release of the audit of Columbus City Schools, superintendent Dan Good wrote a letter to Auditor Dave Yost, outlining 17 steps the district would be taking to prevent another data-rigging scandal.

Good Gets Extension, “Interim” Tag Removed

Good was named interim superintendent last year after Gene Harris left the office.
January 8, 2014

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good is no longer considered an interim employee after getting a one-year contract extension Tuesday night.

Columbus Voters Reject Levy To Fund Proposed School Reforms

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman tells reporters that voter lack of trust in Columbus schools doomed vote to fund a package of reforms developed by a commission he appointed.
6, 2013

Proponents of school reform in Columbus spent more than two-million dollars in a bid to pass a 24% property tax increase and hire an independent auditor. But, district voters overwhelmingly rejected funding for the plan by more than a two-to-one margin..

Columbus City Schools Adopts New Attendance, Withdrawal Policies

Columbus City School board members approve new policies officials say will lessen the chances of another data scandal.
October 24, 2013

Opponents to the Columbus City Schools levy have called for reform before they agree to a tax increase. So two weeks before Election Day, WOSU reports school board members approved policy changes, last night, which officials say could make another data-scrubbing scandal less likely.

Coleman and Good Discuss Levy On Columbus On The Record

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
October 14, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Schools Interim Superintendent appeared on a special edition of Columbus on the Record to discuss the various aspect of the levy. Watch what Coleman and Good had to say in defense of the district’s request to the voters.

Columbus Council Of PTAs Declines To Back Levy Campaign

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and interim superintendent Dan Good continue their campaign FOR the levy tonight with a Southside townhall meeting.
October 10, 2013

The group that represents Columbus parents voted this week to not take a position on a tax levy or a proposal to create a new auditor position.

Columbus School Board Approves Reorganization

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August 7, 2013

Columbus City Schools look poised to reorganize their administration after school board members signed off on interim superintendent Dan Good’s plan to give more decision-making power to principals and teachers.

Columbus Superintendent Pushing Out Employees

Dan Good, who recently left the Westerville school district to lead Columbus City Schools, says he's trying to fire or force out employees implicated in an attendance data rigging scandal.
July 22, 2013

Daniel Good, the interim chief of Columbus City Schools, says he’s trying to fire or force out employees implicated in an attendance data rigging scandal.

Columbus Names Interim Superintendent

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Interim Columbus Public School Superintendent J, Daniel Good is flanked by school board members as he is introduced by Board President Carol Perkins.
26, 2013

J. Daniel Good says he’s ready to lead the 50-000 pupil Columbus Public School district.