Youngstown school district's transit program slammed


YOUNGSTOWN — An Ohio Department of Education review of the city schools transportation department found incomplete driver and vehicle maintenance records, nonexistent vehicle repair records and no documentation of required bus driver training.

Krish Mohip, who started as the district’s chief executive officer June 29, became aware of problems with transportation after the report’s release. The issues are being addressed, and a corrective plan is being developed, he said.

“We’ll be providing students with transportation that is on time, efficient and safe,” he said.

ODE officials reviewed the department on May 25 and May 26, issuing the report about a month later, noting that similar reviews have been done since 2006 to analyze efficiencies, but recommendations weren’t followed.

“Driver’s [sic] records and required training support documentation were found to be incomplete, inconsistent or missing,” the report said. “A December 2015 review of driver’s [sic] found no drivers were compliant for required training and driver certifications...”

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