The president of the Youngstown Board of Education said he didn’t know that the state Academic Distress Commission didn’t have a copy of the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan.
The commission appointed to help the city schools improve academically voted Monday to direct the school district to turn over its plan by today. It hopes to review that document before meeting with a potential consultant who will assist in drafting an academic recovery plan for Youngstown. That plan must be presented to the state superintendent of public instruction by June 29.
Commission member James Hall noted that Anthony Catale, president of the Youngstown board, had asked the commission two weeks ago to examine Youngstown’s plan before a consultant is hired. However, the district hasn’t delivered a copy of its Strategic Plan, he said.
Catale, speaking at Tuesday’s school board meeting, said he thought the plan had been forwarded to the commission.
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