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Cincinnati Public Schools Accepting Former ECOT Students

Cincinnati Public Schools are preparing to accept students from a failed electronic charter school. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) closed after the state of Ohio questioned its enrollment numbers and cut off funding.

There are 335 former ECOT students living in the CPS district. A district spokeswoman says 12 have already enrolled, and families of 168 others have called.

CPS is holding six orientation and enrollment sessions for those students.

Orientation Sessions:

Thursday, Jan. 25             9 a.m. to 12 p.m.              Interactive Learning Center, Education Center

Saturday, Jan. 27               9 a.m. to 12 p.m.              Mayerson Academy Ballroom

Tuesday, Jan. 30                9 a.m. to 12 p.m.              Mayerson Room 110

Thursday, Feb. 1               9 a.m. to 12 p.m.              Mayerson Room 112

Thursday, Feb. 1               5 p.m. to 8 p.m.                 Mayerson Academy Ballroom

CPS Spokeswoman Lauren Worley says for each Ohio student who was enrolled in ECOT that school received about $7,100 in state funding. "For each student who then enrolls within CPS that funding will support that student's education."

She says if all 335 ECOT students enrolled at CPS the district would receive about $2.1 million.

Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.