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Leadership outlines plan to address attendance audit at Dayton Business Tech HS

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January 27, 2015
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

Dayton Public Schools officials met Friday with Karl Perkins, chief academic officer of the Dayton Business Technology High School, a district-sponsored charter school, to address findings by the Ohio state auditor indicating attendance discrepancies.

 

“Upon receipt of the report, we met with Superintendent Ward to determine a course of action to address and resolve issues outlined by the auditor,” Perkins said. “Dayton Business Technology High School has a solid track record for academic and administrative performance and once this is resolved, we know DBTHS will be back on that track.”

 

Dayton Public Schools will address the following items regarding Dayton Business Technology High School:

Review student files to ensure DBTHS is reporting properly enrolled students

 

  • Examine the current support structure
  • Review the sponsorship agreement
  • Require DBTHS to submit a corrective action plan in response to the auditor’s report

“Accountability has and always will be our priority,” Ward said. “We look forward to updating the community and the auditor on our plans and progress, including any policy changes that can help strengthen our collective work with the State of Ohio moving forward.”

 

The district-sponsored charter school was established in 2006 to serve students ages 16-21 who were dropouts or at risk of dropping out, credit deficient, or unable to thrive in a traditional learning environment. The school (originally Dayton Technology Design High School) has been widely recognized for its life-changing impact on students. In 2013, it was one of four schools in the nation to receive a National Excellence in Urban Education Gold Award (and the only alternative school nationally recognized at this level). The school also partnered with local institutions to offer dual credit opportunities.

 

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