Columbus—Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) issued the following statement after the board for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) voted to convert the troubled online school into a "dropout recovery" school effective immediately:

"If the state allows ECOT to become a dropout recovery school, they will get exactly what they want: your tax dollars with fewer strings attached. Through their lawsuits and failure to track attendance, the leaders of ECOT have made it clear they're not interested in improving students' education. Now they're asking us to trust them with children who need even more attention and support. This proposed change would have very real consequences for thousands of struggling students. 
 
"ECOT also continues to harm their remaining teachers, voting this week to raise healthcare costs for staff. Their blatant efforts to prioritize money over people should not be rewarded."

 
 
 
  
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