Y'town BOE members continue blasting Mohip, NAACP snaps back


YOUNGSTOWN

Youngstown Board of Education convened today for a special meeting during which members continued to air their grievances about the administration of the district and the performance of schools CEO Krish Mohip.

Board member Jackie Adair claimed the district is allocating $1 million for the installation of turf on Chaney High School’s football field.

“I am personally prepared to protest,” Adair said. “Heck no.”

Board President Brenda Kimble agreed, and questioned why the district would choose the Chaney practice field to receive the turf rather than Rayen Stadium, where the district’s teams play their home games.

District spokeswoman Denise Dick said after the meeting that the $1 million number was inaccurate and that the district is developing a comprehensive facilities improvement plan that includes turf installation for both Chaney and Rayen fields. Dick said a cost for the project isn’t available at its current stage in the development process.

Adair continued, calling into question the salaries of the football coaches at both East and Chaney high schools, saying they're significantly higher than the average salary of a YCSD teacher.

And earlier Tuesday, NAACP Vice President Jimma McWilson said

If the district wanted to prevent the state takeover, quality education should’ve been provided.

“All of this could’ve been prevented,” he said.

Read more about the matter in Wednesday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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