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Charter School Probe, Records Divide Ohio School Board

The Ohio Departmente. of Education is pushing for updated safety plans for schools around the state
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A divided state school board has voted against releasing additional documents sought by Auditor Dave Yost in his probe of the Ohio Department of Education's troubled charter-school oversight office.
 
A resolution offered Tuesday by board member Stephanie Dodd would have required the department to release all documents sought by Yost, including anything protected by attorney-client privilege. Backers of the effort say they're eager to know more about events leading up to the July resignation of School Choice Director David Hansen.
 
The board's legal adviser said the only documents Yost wasn't provided - out of some 100,000 pages released - were a portion of one email and one calendar appointment.
 
A separate resolution seeking an outside charter-school investigation failed to get the votes to be revisited after being tabled last month.