DeWine Names Interim Leader for Education and Workforce

Gov. Mike DeWine has named Jessica Voltolini as interim director of Ohio’s new Department of Education and Workforce (DEW). Voltolini most recently served as chief of staff for the Ohio Department of Education.

The announcement was made after a Franklin County judge ruled the DeWine administration could proceed with implementing the agency overhaul, despite a lawsuit filed earlier by members of the Ohio Board of Education.

The creation of DEW was authorized by a provision in the state budget (House Bill 33), which was passed and signed last summer. The original legislation to establish the DEW (Senate Bill 1) was endorsed by the OMA. 10/23/2023