Any move by the legislature that guts the current locally elected BOE structure is worth implementing. The concept of a popularly elected BOE being competent to administer local schools is passé. "Local Control" is a form of political "Staph Infection!"
June 24, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.
Mr. Tressel's vision is very clear---1) increase enrollment; and, 2) eliminate the deficit.....no extraordinary "statement of vision" is needed.....what is needed is more intelligence on the part of the Vindicator staff that writes such drivel.....
No confidence votes are irrelevant. The classified and faculty personnel would be better off answering this question--"How badly do I need my job and what must I sacrifice to keep it."
June 22, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.
Cincinnati unemployment rate not much better than Youngstown.....
Another "republican" who thinks grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
June 10, 2015 at 8:20 a.m.
I am sure that democrats in the Cincinnati area feel the same way about their local papers and their coverage which is heavily supportive of republican office holders.
It always comes down to whose ox is being gored.
June 8, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.
May 31, 2015 at 6 p.m.
"They have been marginalized by the Youngstown City School District Academic Distress Commission,...."
For all intents and purposes, the current BOE for Youngstown is irrelevant.
The power to regulate public education rests with the OH legislature.
The Republicans there need to have the backbone to abolish the Youngstown City Schools and its BOE; nullify current contractual understandings; and, assign current pupils to area schools.
Unfortunately that will not happen.
May 27, 2015 at 12:13 p.m.
Suggestions for Youngstown schools:1) abolish the locally elected BOE; and,2) send the current students to Poland, Boardman, Canfield and Austintown.
April 27, 2015 at 9:57 a.m.
Wow! The "Vindy" actually believes that it is the standard by which political candidates are worthy......does it really think it has influence over the voter? Such arrogance!
April 25, 2015 at 11:16 a.m.
For those upset by "corruption" in our local public officials, I suggest that they all take out candidate petitions for the next sequence of local elections.....think about it!.....we could have hundreds of potential candidates who would dilute the power base of the democrats and maybe, just maybe, we might get suitable office holders.....
All it would take is the right number of signatures and a couple of bucks for filing--no campaign--just get the name of the ballot and let nature take its course......
March 23, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.
Nothing new in CC proposal to consolidate school districts....
OH did it back in 1910 with centralization of "one room" schools by establishing county offices of education (history note--Jerome Hull, founder of Whitehouse business was the first Mahoning County Schools Supt).....
suggest revisiting that period of education and re-implementing some of its core ideas.....
February 22, 2015 at 9:09 a.m.