COLUMBUS — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday proposed legislation to require that any federal funds recovered from the now defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow be returned to local districts that had funding redirected to the e-school.
Nine schools in the Reflector readership area lost an average of nearly $482,633 over the last six years to the online charter school that closed during the middle of this academic year.
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Charter school’s troubles stem from financial difficulties following a state order to repay about $80 million for claiming thousands of students who did not meet minimum participation requirements.
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s CTE program now has 280 students enrolled.