Published Online: October 25, 2011
Published in Print: October 26, 2011, as Judge Sides With Bid to Open Charter Operators' Books

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Judge Sides With Bid to Open Charter Operators' Books

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Ohio taxpayers might soon be able to see how private management companies spend the millions of dollars they receive from the public to operate public charter schools, and how much they profit from the ventures.

A Franklin County, Ohio, judge ruled last week that White Hat Management Co. is a public official when acting as an authorized representative of a public charter school.

That designation appears to make White Hat subject to public-record laws, requiring it to account for public money it receives, information the company has declined to release.

Vol. 31, Issue 09, Page 5

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