The Ohio School Report cards, scheduled to be released next week, .
The Ohio Board of Education voted Monday to delay the release of the state school report cards, reports the Columbus Dispatch. No date has been set for when they will be released, but the issue will be revisited when the board meets in September.
The unprecedented delay comes as the state auditor is investigating whether some school districts have manipulated data to obtain better results on the annual performance measurements.
The allegations, which began in Columbus schools, are that school employees withdrew and then re-enrolled students so their test scores wouldn’t be included. Other school districts are suspected of the same practice.
State board members said they couldn't release the report cards because of the "cloud" hanging over the data.