Yost to host charter summit to help operators with rules

The Columbus Dispatch | Catherine Candisky

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says he supports charter schools but it hasn’t stopped him from being tough on many of the privately operated schools for improperly spending the millions in tax dollars they receive each year.

This summer he will host a statewide Charter School Summit, Aug. 11-12 in Columbus, to help charter operators improve their financial and academic performance.

The announcement comes as many charter-school advocates seek to hold the schools more accountable and close those which are failing students or mismanaging their funding.

“Charters are an extremely important option for many Ohio parents and their children,” Yost said. “This summit will offer an opportunity for charter school administrators and educators to receive financial oversight training, share best practices, hear from national experts and discuss the unique challenges facing their schools.”

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