NAACP accuses Youngstown School District of failing to help students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Turmoil within the Youngstown City School District continued at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Board members argued over the state of the district and its leadership, while officials with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) confronted the school superintendent.

The group was there to voice concerns over the failure to provide African American family outreach brochures, as well as canceling the academic awards for students at East High School.

It is an issue that the NAACP says has been plaguing the school system for too long.

“They also need to know that our sole purpose is supporting and empowering families to be there for their children, and these people are stopping them from doing that… That was our challenge to them. Stop blocking parents who are trying to do the right thing for their children,” said NAACP Vice President Jimma McWilson.

The district’s superintendent was unavailable for comment once the meeting went into executive session before the end of its agenda.


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