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.
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.