Data-Cruncher at Center of School Attendance Scandal Resigns
Updated: Wednesday, February 6 2013, 09:20 AM EST
COLUMBUS -- A former principal and data processing chief with Columbus Public schools announces his resignation-- effective March 15th.
Steve Tankovich has been implicated as being the center of an attendance-rigging scandal, one which gave the school system more state funding by checking-off some students from overall attendance rates.
Since the findings became public, Tankovich was considered the "mastermind" behind number-forging.
In his letter of resignation, signed Tuesday, Tankovich wrote:
“I have served the Columbus City School District loyally for 44 years. It has become evident now that I need to center my attention on my family and health
Tankovich made no mention of possible implications surrounding the attendance scandal. He has not immediately returned our calls for a comment.
Reporter: Shawn Kline