Eye on Education

District Fired Superintendent After Data-Rigging Discovered

The school board of the Lockland school district in southwestern Ohio voted this week to finalize the firing of its former superintendent. Last year, the state found the former superintendent and her son, who also worked for the district, had improperly altered student records and improved the district’s state report card rating. Former Lockland superintendent Donna Hubbard has denied improperly altering records to improve the district’s rating.

Hubbard is the first superintendent to be fired in connection with the statewide data-rigging scandal.

“I do not take any pleasure in the action that is being taken this evening. She served the students and families of this district for 38 years with passion and commitment,” said Board President Terry Gibson in a written statement.

He said the process was handled fairly and “the only people being hurt by continuing the process beyond this evening are the ones we all got into this business to serve, the boys and girls who attend the Lockland School District.”

Read more at: news.cincinnati.com

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