COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio attempts to recover more than $60 million a giant online charter school closed, the attorney-general says the founder of the school, and the two companies should be on the hook for public funding.
Founder Bill Lager’s for-profit companies were paid for the management and software services for the Electronic learning environment of the future.
In a court filing, Attorney General Mike DeWine argues that the violated the Lower the fiduciary duty to ECOT and that the public contracts are null and void. DeWine indicated that he will try to recover money from the Lower and the companies.
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ECOT has challenged how Ohio counted participation of the student to determine a clawback of almost $80 million, some of which have already been collected. ECOT is pending a Ohio Supreme court ruling in that case.