Saturday, July 06, 2002

Director of commission resigns

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins
The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — The executive director of the commission spending $2 million a day to rebuild Ohio schools announced his resignation Friday, saying “issues” about the agency's operation are distracting from its mission.

        Randall Fischer led the Ohio School Facilities Commission since 1997.

        His departure is not expected to hinder Cincinnati's planned $1 billion school construction, financed in part by money funneled through the commission.

        “I don't expect it to impact us,” said Kent Cashell, Cincinnati schools' CEO. “I expect the Ohio School Facilities Commission to continue to perform its functions.”

        Jennifer Mrozowski contributed.


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