Below is a screen capture of a spreadsheet from the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. (I typed in “Lager” into the search field and changed the dates to 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015.) I removed the columns that had irrelevant info, like addresses and such, so you could better view the important information. And it fits on the screen better.
In 2016, ECOT’s owner gave away $210,085 in political donations.
MUST. BE. NICE.
Actually he didn’t give it away. I’m sure he’s expecting something in return, like maybe stalling SB 298, to prevent him from being held accountable?
There has got to be an ethics violation in here somewhere. William Lager gave $210,000 this year in donations, is given millions in tax dollars, and runs the school with the lowest graduation rate in the country, and the politicians he supports celebrate his successes?
A post on the Facebook page of the chairman of the House Education Committee, Andrew Brenner
“I attended the ECOT graduation today. Cliff Rosenberger was the keynote speaker. It was impressive.”
Bill Lager, the ECOT man, certainly knows how to gain the favor of state officials. The June 5 ECOT graduation speaker was Cliff Rosenberger, the Speaker of the House. Senator Coley introduced the speaker. Senator Coley is on the Senate Finance Committee where SB 298 was blocked from passage this spring. This bill requires online charters to verify they are serving the students for which they receive funding.