Winton Woods District refutes number of reported attendance errors | Schools
FOREST PARK, OH (FOX19) - The recently released auditor’s report of attendance irregularities in Winton Woods City Schools found 14 improper student withdrawals, not the 74 that were incorrectly reported in the February 13 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
“The auditor reviewed a list of 71, not 74, student records from Winton Woods City Schools, sampled 30 of those 71 records, and found errors in 14,” said Courtney Wilson, the district’s executive director of legal affairs. “The number of records audited was erroneously reported by the Auditor as 74 records. In addition, page 54 of the Auditor’s report clearly states, ‘Our results indicated that there were fourteen (14) improper withdraws noted in the sample files.’ Not all of the 71 records contained errors.”
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. Administrative changes have taken place within the district to assure this cannot happen again and a new EMIS supervisor was hired in December.