To the editor:

The Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West will pay back $897,000 in sponsorship fees collected from ECOT. (See https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/In-The-News/Headlines/Article/Yost-announces-879K-settlement-with-former-sponsor-of-ECOT/2/73/51081.)

The charter industry road is littered with tax money that should be spent for the education of children.

Charters siphon funds from school districts that are used recklessly by private individuals, but state officials seem oblivious to the matter.

Sincerely,
William L. Phillis
Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding
www.ohiocoalition.org