Kasich set to sign bill to appoint CEO of Youngstown Schools

Ohio Governor, John Kasich, is set to sign the bill that will appoint a CEO to head Youngstown schools later this evening

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to sign House Bill 70 this afternoon, calling for a CEO to take over the Youngstown School District.

The new legislation will restructure the current Academic Distress Commission and replace it with a group led by an appointed CEO with authority to alter union contracts and fire administrators.

Teachers, administrators and some local leaders have expressed disapproval of the bill, but Kasich said last week he intends to sign it in to law.

That is scheduled to happen later Thursday afternoon behind a closed-door meeting in Columbus.

Congressman Tim Ryan issued a statement ahead of the today’s signing saying the debate over the bill ignored the most important people in the process: The students, parents and teachers in the community who are most affected and who deserve to have their voices and concerns heard.

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