COLUMBUS—This week State Senator Michael Rulli
(R-Salem) welcomed members of the Leetonia High School and Junior High School student councils to the Ohio Statehouse.
"It was a pleasure to have local students with an interest in our democracy and system of government join me in Columbus to gain a deeper sense of the complexities of the state's lawmaking process," said Rulli. "With a full committee and Session schedule, I hope they enjoyed the opportunity to get a good sense of our work, as well as explore the beautiful State Capitol building."
Senator Rulli was previously elected to the Leetonia School Board and has taken an interest in policies that effect Ohio's education system and workforce development. As President of the school board, he led the district through a crippling financial crisis, and the district climbed into the top 100 in Ohio for “value added,” a distinction Leetonia Schools held two years in a row.
Senator Rulli also had the opportunity to connect with students from the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center during the 2019 Career-Technical Education Student Showcase held at the Ohio Statehouse.
"The education these students receive will prepare them well with the technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to be successful in their careers or post-secondary education," stated Rulli. "As some may know, March is Career-Tech Education and Skilled Workforce Development Month in Ohio, and I'm proud to highlight the good work that our local career-tech centers are doing for their students."