Columbus—Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) issued the following statement in response to an investigation of charter school attendance by Auditor Dave Yost:

“Auditor Yost is right. Ohio’s system of regulating public charter schools is broken.  It’s something we have been saying for many years.  I hope we have reached a tipping point where both Republicans and Democrats can agree on the need for comprehensive charter school reform. That’s why I will be reintroducing legislation to bring more accountability and transparency to charter school sponsors and operators.  There are just too many examples of students being cheated out of a good education and tax dollars being wasted for the General Assembly to ignore the problem any longer.  This is the year to work together to pass meaningful reforms.”

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Senate Democrats Lauch Statewide Tour Of Ohio Schools


COLUMBUS - Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have launched a series of trips around the state to gather opinions from parents and educators on ways to improve education in Ohio.


Senator Schiavoni Comments On Governor's Decision To Strip Worker's Collective Bargaining Rights


Columbus—Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement after Governor Kasich rescinded an executive order that granted collective bargaining rights to home healthcare and childcare providers: 


Leader Schiavoni Honors Local Heroes With Memorial Highway


Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has worked over the last few months to pass legislation that would dedicate a portion of I-80 in Austintown in honor of two local Vietnam Veterans as the "Marine Sergeant James Prommersberger and Army Second Lieutenant Charles W. Brown Memorial Highway". This summer, these efforts will become a reality. 


Senate And House Democrats Call On Governor To Halt Closure Of State Developmental Centers


Columbus –State Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), Senator Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard), State Representative Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) and State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) sent a letter to Governor Kasich this week urging him to postpone the transfer of residents from the Youngstown and Montgomery Development Centers.  The four Mahoning Valley legislators have sponsored legislation to establish a State Facilities Closure Review Commission to determine if the facilities should remain open.