(Corryville) -- Days after State Auditor Dave Yost criticized how Cincinnati Public Schools counted students, the Superintendent is trying to clarify the problem.
Mary Ronan says the District has a large number of students, about 1,000 every year, she says, who are enrolled in one school, but don't show up for class for months, only to appear in another schools. Ronan says their practice was to drop those students from the rolls. But, the State wanted those students counted for the entire school year.
Ronan says she didn't want it to appear that the District was inflating enrollment to earn more state aid. Instead, CPS was accused of dropping students from the rolls to improve performance.
Ronan says no matter how the count is made, the District's report card won't change. She says one school may change, falling from continuous improvement to academic watch, or academic emergency.
The Superintendent says they're asking for clairification, and whatever the State of Ohio tells them, they'll do. She says the District only made an error interpreting a business rule.