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More Questions About Ohio Education Department's Charter School Application

The federal government is giving Ohio $71 million for its charter school program. But state school board members fear Ohio got that money using bogus information on its application. 

The state submitted the application just two days after its director of school choice admitted to scrubbing data on charter school sponsor evaluations and resigned.

This bothers several state board of education members, including Stephanie Dodd.

“So we knew that there was data that was incorrect before we even submitted this, yet we went ahead and submitted this, signed our names to it and said that the information that we presented was correct and accurate even though we knew that it was not,” she said.

State Schools Superintendent Richard Ross says his office called the U.S. Department of Education shortly after submitting the proposal to let them know about their faulty evaluations.