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Compromise Panel In Ohio Sets Vote On Charter Schools

Tom Woodward
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Legislative panel works to crack down on Ohio Charter schools.

Ohio charter schools would no longer have to buy back equipment their sponsors purchase with taxpayer dollars under terms of a compromise nearing a possible committee vote.

That's among adjustments expected Tuesday to resolve an impasse between the Ohio House and Senate over sweeping charter-school legislation. A legislative committee is expected to work out differences in time for the Legislature to vote on it as soon as this week.

The deliberations come as lawmakers face escalating pressure to crack down on charter schools after the forced resignation of Ohio's School Choice director in July.

The Ohio Supreme Court urged action last month after ruling one charter school group had to buy back equipment like textbooks and computers from its management company despite the company purchasing the items with tax money.

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