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Columbus Superintendent Responds to Audit Report
COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur/Kate Liebers) -- In addition to the four Columbus City Schools district principals who may be on the way out following a state audit investigation, nearly a dozen other school employees are no longer with the district.
Even more employees could be disciplined.
"The auditor's report details a long list of system failures, human failures and intentional inappropriate actions on the part of a small number of people throughout the district," CCS Superintendent Dan Good said.
Good replaced Gene Harris, who resigned after the 2012-13 academic year amid the high-profile investigation. Harris worked with the district 35 years.
Harris said she may speak to ABC 6/FOX 28 at some point, but declined to comment about the report on Tuesday.
"I haven't read it and it would be irresponsible of me to speak to it," Harris said.
Good announced that 11 district employees have chosen to leave, retired, or resigned after the district's request. Four principals have been placed on paid leaves of absence as termination proceedings are underway.
"To that end, this morning, letters were delivered to individuals in whom there is evidence of wrong-doing," Good said.
The superintendent offered no excuses.
"Certainly we regret the incident as it occurred," Good said. "We are facing forward now at this time in making certain that we have the policies and procedures in place so that this could not occur again."