Franklin County Appeals Court Judge Gary Tyack sparred with ECOT’s attorney Thursday, comparing the founder of the state’s largest online charter school to a Russian oligarch.
Attorneys for the state and the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow dueled in oral arguments before a three-judge panel. The school is trying to overturn a trial-court decision and stop the state from using log-in durations to determine enrollment and funding levels.
The school wants to block an Ohio Department of Education determination that, based on log-in data, ECOT must refund $59 million to the state because it justified only 41 percent of its enrollment. State law requires that students get 920 hours of educational opportunities.
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