State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today responded to Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West’s announcement of suspending operations at Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and urges the House Education and Career Readiness Committee to begin hearings on House Bill (HB) 418, which establishes a statutory requirement for schools to transfer student records upon request.
“Although I do not support ECOT’s fraudulent reporting methods or its significant misappropriation of taxpayer dollars, I cannot help but be heartbroken for the thousands of students impacted by this decision,” said Galonski. “Ohio’s children deserve an equal opportunity to receive a quality education, and now it is our job to make sure that these students are taken care of.”
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today released a statement following the announcement that the city of Akron has been selected as the first city in the United States to be part of eBay’s Retail Revival program. The yearlong program will allow dozens of area businesses to collaborate with eBay’s platform to market their products and services to the global marketplace.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) recently announced her appointment to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Task Force on International Relations, which explores the important role states can play in global affairs.
“It is important for states to research and foster global relationships so they may expand their potential impact in unique ways well beyond the border,” said Galonski. “Being able to take part in these conversations is truly an honor, and I look forward to putting partisanship aside to address important global issues.”
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement following the Summit County Executive announcing a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry for its role in Ohio’s opioid epidemic. A report released today from the National Centers for Health Statistics shows Ohio’s overdose deaths totaled 4,329 in 2016, the second highest rate in the nation and 24 percent higher than in the previous year.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) will host district office hours on Thursday, November 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at A Walk in the Park Café in Akron.
State Reps. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today both penned letters to Gov. Kasich renewing calls for him to declare a state of emergency to combat Ohio’s worst-in-the-nation opioid epidemic. While President Trump this week declared the opioid crisis an emergency on the national level, Gov. Kasich has repeatedly rebuffed Democratic calls to join six other states in declaring a statewide emergency. Ohio continues to lead the nation in opioid overdose deaths.
“The governor continues to wrongly claim that he can’t declare an emergency to free up desperately needed funds to combat this illness that is devastating our state—though we’ve seen him do it as recently as last year to pay for extra security at the Republican Convention in Cleveland,” said Rep. Sykes. “We need real leadership on this issue that’s crushing Ohio families and our state’s bottom line. Summit County has been taking the lead on this issue in Northeast Ohio, but we can’t do it alone. Only a bold, comprehensive statewide plan can get Ohio back on the path to health and prosperity.”
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today released a statement expressing her deepest sympathies towards the families who have lost children in a recent string of house fires in Akron:
“Our community was recently devastated again by another house fire. In less than a year, we have lost nine children between three house fires. No family should ever have to experience losing an innocent child in such a heart wrenching tragedy.
Since taking office this year, state Rep. Tavia Galonski has set her sights on increasing the quality of life for the hardworking taxpayers of the 35th House District. Jobs, education and the safety of our children are just a few of the freshman lawmaker's priorities at the Statehouse.
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State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) released a statement today responding to the Barberton shooting that took place Tuesday, Oct. 3 near Barber Road:
“In the wake of the unthinkable horror in Las Vegas, it is absolutely devastating to be faced with an active shooter here at home, in our community. I am immensely grateful to the Barberton, Norton, and Copley first responders who ran toward danger to keep us safe. Because of their swift and brave response, the suspect was taken into custody and another potential tragedy has been avoided.”
Galonski represents Ohio’s 35th district, which is comprised of parts of Akron and Barberton.
State Reps. Emilia Sykes and Tavia Galonski today announced the release of $200,000 in state funding to better help local citizens in Summit County get the treatment they need to recover from drug addiction.
“The recovery process can be a long and difficult journey. Our drug abuse response teams are at the front lines, offering counseling, rehabilitation, and aftercare to our community members struggling with addiction,” said Sykes. “This funding will strengthen our community’s efforts to assist the people and families ravaged by the statewide opioid epidemic.”