Charter school loses its appeal

Associated Press


A court has dismissed an appeal by Ohio’s largest online charter school of a ruling allowing the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding.

The Franklin County Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision this week let stand for now a ruling by a Franklin County Common Pleas judge in the case involving the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. That judge’s ruling rejected ECOT’s request to block the state from requiring the school provide log-in durations as a way of measuring how many students attend the school.

The Columbus Dispatch ( reports the appellate court found the judge’s decision wasn’t a final ruling and thus couldn’t be appealed.

A message seeking comment was left at ECOT’s offices Wednesday evening.