Schiavoni, Dodd Call for Immediate Action to Retrieve ECOT Student Data

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COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni and State Board of Education Member Stephanie Dodd, Candidates For Ohio Governor and Lt. Governor, released the following statement following a report that recent Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) student login data may still exist via ActivTrak software.

Such information would potentially allow state officials to determine whether ECOT manipulated student data in an attempt to receive additional funding.

“Now that this has been brought to light, ECOT should immediately turn ActivTrak data over to ODE to prove they did nothing wrong.

If they don’t, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Auditor Yost, and Attorney General DeWine need to use the power of their offices to get a subpoena for those records. Republican leaders in the Statehouse could use their subpoena powers as well. 

Ohio taxpayers deserve to know what’s been happening to hundreds of millions of their tax dollars.

“Students and teachers deserve to know if their funding has been gutted for illegitimate reasons.

“No more excuses. Let’s make it happen.”