Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
FOREST PARK, OH (FOX19) -
While researching EMIS data to prepare for a routine audit by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the 2012-2013 school year, officials in Winton Woods City Schools discovered some irregularities in the district's data and voluntarily reported them to ODE.
This was after ODE had completed their original audit of the district and found it was in compliance with EMIS regulations, but prior to the statewide attendance data probe launched by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost.
When the Auditor's Office later called on districts to self-report any attendance issues, Winton Woods City Schools again disclosed all known findings. In addition, the Board of Education informed the public of the reports to ODE and the Auditor at its November and December Board meetings. As well, Tim Cleary, president of the Winton Woods Board of Education, met in Columbus with Yost to provide two years of student data for review.
Upon further examination, the Auditor's Office uncovered 14 additional errors in Winton Woods City Schools' EMIS data. Most of the errors appear to be related to confusion about the proper coding of students who were expelled from their respective buildings due to discipline violations and placed in alternative school settings. Other errors were related to date changes to student records which resulted from poor record keeping and a lack of well-defined procedures and reporting systems for chronically absent students. Representatives from Winton Woods City Schools do not believe any of the errors resulted in an inaccurate state report card rating; however, they are waiting for a more formal ruling from ODE on this issue.
Administrative changes have taken place within the district to assure this cannot happen again. Interim Superintendent Jim Smith, who took office after the start of the original investigation, continues to work with district administrators and the Auditor's Office to identify whether systemic problems exist.
Additionally, the Winton Woods Board of Education hired EMIS Supervisor Vernita Kilgore in December to oversee EMIS reporting for the district. Kilgore has a wide array of experience in EMIS reporting from other school districts and is a former auditor for the state.
The school says it has made administrative changes within the district to avoid errors in the future.