- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two state school board members who requested an independent investigation of the Ohio Department of Education’s charter oversight office allege their proposal was blocked improperly.

In a teleconference Friday, Stephanie Dodd and A.J. Wagner said the blocking of their resolution and halting of debate Tuesday violated procedural rules. Wagner says he’ll seek to revive the proposal next month or offer it afresh.

A call seeking comment was left with the board chair.

Seven board members are pushing for an outside investigation of the Office of School Choice and ex-director David Hansen, who resigned amid data manipulation questions. They say Hansen, the state superintendent and the inspector general all have ties to the governor.

Opponents say state authorities received 100,000 pages of Hansen’s documents and are sworn to uphold the law.

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