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$25K-Mo. Cols. Schools Administrator Contract Pulled From Agenda

Following the data rigging scandal, new leadership in Columbus City Schools promised changes that would restore accountability to and restructure operations in the district. The school board was set to vote, Tuesday, to hire an administrator who would assist in the revamp of its human resources and communications departments, but that has been postponed. Columbus City School board members were set to vote to hire Michael Keane as a contract administrator for $25,000 a month. Keane has worked as an human resources executive for Limited Brands and other retailers. The contract provided to WOSU called for Keane to work three days a week with the term lasting three to six months. The contact was pulled from this week’s school board agenda with little explanation. Columbus City Schools spokesman Jeff Warner said it is being “reassessed.” The district declined a recorded interview, but in an email stated it wants to “broaden the conversation to ensure additional input is heard and considered.” The position has a host of job duties including identifying ways to improve the district's HR and communications operations. There’s no timeline on when the school board may vote to approve the position.