Eye on Education

Ohio Department of Education Inspector Faked Preschool Safety Inspections

An Ohio Department of Education staffer responsible for making site visits to 128 preschools to conduct safety inspections falsified reports and failed to make site visits. A department spokesperson says the department is “unable to determine” how many schools were not inspected.

The problem came to light about a week ago when a department contractor went to a site to conduct an inspection and was told by the preschool that it received a previous renewal without undergoing a site visit.

The department stripped the employee in question of all responsibilities, but she is still being paid as an investigation continues, [Ohio Department of Education spokesperson John Charlton] said. The department referred the incident to the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the inspector general, he said.

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