More problems facing Ohio online charter school

posted by Ken Stevens - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- If your son or daughter is one of the 12-thousand or so enrolled in ECOT--the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow---you might be hunting or a new school.

The sponsor of one of the nation's largest online charter schools says it's cutting that tie because of ECOT's financial troubles and that could see the school shutting down---within days. 

ECOT can appeal the decision and a spokesman for the school says it's working with the sponsor--the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie--to try to come up with a solution to keep the e-school open.

Students and staffers at ECOT had been preparing or the possibility of closing mid-school-year, but for a different reason.

ECOT had warned it could run out of money because of state efforts to recoup $60 million in disputed funding amid a legal fight to be heard next month by the Ohio Supreme Court.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

(Photo courtesy Getty Images)

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