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DeWine, Ohio education department open investigation

Ohio’s governor wants to know more about Bishop Sycamore, a private high school at the center of a football scandal that’s garnered national attention.

“While this weekend’s football game brought concerns about the health and safety of players, it also raised red flags about the school’s operations,” Gov. Mike DeWine said in a statement. 

He directed the Ohio Department of Education to “conduct an investigation into Bishop Sycamore to ensure compliance with Ohio law and to ensure the school is providing the educational opportunities Ohio students deserve.”

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But how much authority, if any, state education officials have over this particular kind of private school remains unclear. 

What is Bishop Sycamore?

Bishop Sycamore is one of 401 registered non-chartered, non-public schools in Ohio.