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State of Youngstown city schools mulled

Published: Tue, August 27, 2013 @ 8:22 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Less than a week after the Ohio Department of Education released state report cards showing the city school district earning five F’s, two D’s and two C’s, Superintendent Connie Hathorn said he now has to talk to the state superintendent weekly.

“We’ve got to do bette,r and we can do better,” Hathorn said at a school board meeting this afternoon.

Teachers filled the meeting room, wearing YEA [Youngstown Education Association] United T-shirts, in a move of solidarity as they’re in contract negotiations.

“We have to do better as a team — I have to do better and you have to do better,” Hathorn said.

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1SAVEOURCOUNTRY(470 comments)posted 1 year ago

Connie you should start by firing everyone employee at 20 west wood st., especially in the treasurers office. They have not been paying medicare and worker comp among other things. Someone is going to jail and Connie it could be you if you don't stop the games.

Boardman and Austintown schools are now bigger than youngstown. Yet, Youngstown has the highest paid Superintendent in the public schools in the tri-county area. yet in Mahoning county only sebring teachers make less than youngstown teacher. 20 west wood st is padding their retirement on the backs of teachers and the taxpayers of ohio

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2Cubbies(37 comments)posted 1 year ago

I remember Connie addressing a teachers workshop last summer where he told a ballroom full of teachers if they couldn't improve student achievement and get the job done they would be shown the door. When is Connie going to be shown the door?

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3walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 1 year ago

No BS,
I have to agree with you on this. 20 W. Wood St. needs cleaned out as the system is too top-heavy. The state should take over the system, hire a boatload of truancy-type officials and get into the homes of the students that are underperforming. The problem is the child that is being sent to the schools with no support system. If the parents can't do it, then it will be up to the system to do it. The time for talking and planning has long since passed; tough action needs to be taken. No more excuses.

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