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Columbus superintendent announces retirement
Gene Harris stepping down after 35 years amid attendance rigging allegations
Story by ALISON HOLM


 
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The superintendent of the state's largest school district annpunced her retirement today, in the midst of an investigation into alleged attendance rigging that has sent ripples around the state. For Ohio Public Radio, WCBE's Alison Holm reports.
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After 35 years in the Columbus City Schools system, Superintendent Gene Harris says she’s stepping down at the end of the school year.  The announcement comes as the district is in the middle of two investigations into alleged attendance-rigging, charges that district principals and amdnistration officials improperly altered student records in order to improve school test scores and attendance records.  State Auditor Dave Yost announced in July that his office is looking into the allegations.  Harris insists she’s not running away from the charges. 

"The state auditor said that he will completely his investigation by January; I’ll be here till July, and what I plan to do is see this thing through.  I actually started this investigation, or gave the impetus for this investigation, and we plan to see it all the way through." 

After allegations surfaced about attendance rigging in Columbus, school officials in Toledo and suburban Cincinnati admitted altering student records.  Earlier this month the State Auditor’s office said data from 100 other school districts had been flagged for investigation into similar actions.
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