Ohio officials want the state’s largest online school forced to turn over attendance data used in determining school funding.
The state education department has asked a Franklin County judge to force the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow to turn over records showing when students logged on to do schoolwork last year and for how long. Students work on computers instead of in actual classrooms at the school that could lose millions of dollars in state funding if students are falling short of the minimum attendance required by the state.
The school has refused to provide login and logout records despite losing an attempt in court last month to block a state audit. School officials argue that login durations don’t provide a full accounting of the time students spend doing school-related work.
A version of this article appeared in the August 03, 2016 edition of Education Week as Ohio Asks Judge to Force Attendance-Data Release