Ohio offers training, experts at 1st charter school summit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Teachers, school administrators, lawmakers and others are preparing to participate in Ohio’s first charter school summit.

The two-day event begins Thursday in Columbus. It is designed to provide opportunities to take financial, professional and academic training; to listen to national experts; and to learn more about board governance, record-keeping and best enrollment practices.

Republican State Auditor Dave Yost is hosting the event. He says the idea is an expansion on trainings his staff has been providing to charter schools.

It comes as state lawmakers have revised Ohio law to toughen reporting, accountability and transparency requirements for charter schools.

The legal changes came in the wake of a scandal at the state’s charter-school oversight office, persistent performance lags and attendance irregularities.