Eye on Education

Judge Orders ODE To Sponsor Cincinnati Charter School

In a possibly precedent-setting move, a Hamilton County judge has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor a charter school that was slated for closure after its sponsoring agency declined to renew its contract. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports VLT Academy had asked the ODE to pick up its sponsorship. When the agency declined, VLT appealed, arguing its previous sponsor was unfairly pressured to close the school.

VLT Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge’s ruling Monday. In a potentially precedent-setting decision, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Nadine Allen is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure.

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