When COAST learned of the practice in the Kings Local School District, we were almost speechless. School administrators solicit funds from teachers -- their employees -- to fund levy campaigns through payroll deductions. It's called a "shakedown," and it's expressly prohibited by Ohio law.
Yet, when the Enquirer investigated the practice, they found that nine local school districts engage in the practice -- Kings, Mason, Fairfield, Middletown, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, Reading and West Clermont, absolutely unapologetically.
Read about it here. It's hair-curling.