Online Charter School Owes State Millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's largest online charter school is on the hook for a fortune. 

Unverified enrollment for last school year is the latest problem for ECOT. They've been told by the Ohio Department of Education the school owes $19 million to the state. ECOT is already on the hook for $60 million from the 2015-16 school year because of botched attendance reporting. The Ohio Department of Education claims ECOT counted 18 and a half percent fewer students than reported. The Columbus Dispatch reports the state is already deducting some money from monthly payments to ECOT.

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