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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state auditor is investigating three sponsors of Ohio charter schools following a string of failed schools.
Auditor Dave Yost tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1bPbiuw ) that he also will audit the Ohio Department of Education and review its charter process.
Yost is auditing St. Aloysius Orphanage in Cincinnati; the Warren County Educational Service Center; and the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, based in Marion and Tiffin
The investigation comes after the newspaper reported that 29 percent of Ohio's charter schools have closed dating to 1997. That included 17 schools last year in Columbus. Nine of those that closed in the capital in 2013 lasted a few months, costing taxpayers at least $1.6 million.
Before charters can open, they must get a sponsor to act as the check on decision-making.
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