School leaders schedule report-card vote

JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- State education leaders in Ohio plan a vote on how to proceed with posting school report cards.

The state school board takes up the question Tuesday. The board could continue to delay release of the building and district assessments amid a statewide attendance-tampering investigation. It may also release the reports with a disclaimer or release only certain data.

The vote was set after State Auditor Dave Yost told board members Monday that releasing the data would not interfere with his probe. Yost has investigators working across the state to determine if certain districts improperly withdrew poor-performing students from their rolls to improve performance rankings, which can determine government aid and employee bonuses.

Last month, the school board postponed release of the report cards for fear they were based on faulty data.