Former city schools admin found guilty on data scandal charges

Michael Dodds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A former Columbus City Schools administrator accepted a plea deal today in court in relation to a data scandal that impacted the school district and student grades.

Michael Dodds pleaded no contest to three felony charges in a Franklin County courtroom today.

He was found guilty and will be sentenced at another date.

A state audit found administrators at Columbus City Schools helped change attendance records to perform better on state report cards. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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