The Marion City School District is among those facing accusations of improperly dumping students from the rolls; it’s in a state report showing irregularities in attendance practices. The office of state Auditor Dave Yost prepared the findings, and it looked at districts that were bouncing students from their enrollment, meaning that those students’ test scores would no longer count against those districts. In essence, the practice gives districts a better-looking report card without being held accountable for the performance of students who are released. Sometimes the released students wind up in alternative programs. As for Marion schools, the auditor reports that during the course of testing, there were numerous cases in which students were automatically transferred to the Marion Digital Academy; that was during the 2010-2011 school year; this practice is no longer in place in Marion schools as officials deemed it ineffective. Four other districts were cited in the report for improperly withdrawing students from enrollment: city school districts for Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Campbell, which is located in Mahoning County.