COLUMBUS - Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement after ECOT announced they will lay off 350 workers as they prepare to pay $60 million unearned tax dollars back to the state: 

“While it’s good to hear ECOT finally realized they have to repay the $60 million, it’s outrageous that they would punish teachers for their mess. The Columbus Dispatch reported this week that ECOT has paid $192.8 million to businesses owned by its founder, Bill Lager, since 2000. Lager couldn’t take a little pay cut so ECOT wouldn’t have to cut teachers?

“If ECOT truly cared about their students, they would also care about their educators. They would not worsen student-teacher ratios or punish dedicated staff just to prove a point.”

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