State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) announced the passage of House Bill 391, which is legislation that creates a pilot program to encourage and increase financial literacy for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade.

House Bill 391 will fund a pilot project for the SmartOhio model at the University of Cincinnati for the 2016-2017 school year. The funds will be used for curriculum, assessment, teacher stipends, delivery, administration, and marketing of the financial literacy program. This legislation will directly impact 7,500 students a year, and once a teacher is trained, the program can be implemented year after year.

“The financial literacy program implemented at the University of Cincinnati will aid elementary schools across the state,” Rep. Anielski said.  “It is vital that we provide our young students with the best tools and resources available to ensure for both their current and future academic and financial security.”

The bill provides an appropriation of $318,000 to the Department of Higher Education for fiscal year 2017 to support the pilot program. Ohio has seven centers for economic education, located throughout all regions of the state, guaranteeing statewide implementation. Delivery of teacher training and materials will be accomplished with these economic centers.

House Bill 391 heads to the Ohio Senate to be further reviewed.

Featured Posts

Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Task Forces Seek To Address Ohio's Most Pressing Issues


During this winter season, several specialized committees—task forces created by the Speaker of the House—have been meeting across Ohio to address specific policy areas. These task forces focus on Ohio’s most pressing issues, including the heroin and opioid crisis, energy policy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, education and poverty, and BRAC and military affairs. As the committees wrap up their research, I wanted to give you an update on the work they’ve been doing.


Representative Anielski Sworn In As State Representative Of The 6th House District

Columbus - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 6th Ohio House District, which includes the south-east portion of Cuyahoga County, for a fourth term.


State Rep. Anielski To Host Military Resource Fair In Oakwood Village On October 28th

Oakwood Village - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) is joining with the Mt. Zion Church in hosting a Military Resource Fair on Friday, October 28th.  


Rep. Marlene Anielski Highlights State's Ongoing Suicide Prevention Efforts


During a press conference at the Statehouse this afternoon, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) joined other public leaders in highlighting the state’s efforts in recent years to increase awareness and access to suicide prevention programs. She also discussed newly introduced legislation designed to help school districts and private schools across Ohio provide counseling to students in need of emotional support.