Ohio’s auditor to host summit on charter schools this summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s auditor is hosting a two-day conference this summer for charter school leaders.

The charter school summit is scheduled to be held Aug. 11-12 in Columbus.

Auditor Dave Yost says the event will provide charter school educators and administrators with professional, academic and financial oversight training. Attendees also will hear from national experts, share best practices and discuss the challenges facing their schools.

Yost’s office says the summit will feature training on compliance with Ohio’s recently updated charter school laws, along with guidance for record keeping and enrollment. Last year, lawmakers passed new accountability, performance and reporting standards for charters.

Conference participants are slated to include state lawmakers, representatives from the state’s Departments of Education and Higher Education and superintendents from four of Ohio’s largest school districts.