YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The new man in charge of Youngstown City Schools is holding a meet-and-greet on Tuesday afternoon.
Krish Mohip was named CEO of the district last week. He was selected for the position by the Academic Distress Commission, put in place to help improve the district’s academic performance.
Mohip said he is excited to come to Youngstown and meet with parents, students and teachers to hear their opinions for improvements.
Mohip is going to be the first CEO of Youngstown City Schools. The CEO position was put in place to take over the district, as part of House Bill 70 that passed last year to help get the district out of academic emergency.
He said he has the experience needed to turn the district around. Mohip was given 36 schools in Chicago that needed improvements and turned around 24 of the schools in two years.
Current Interim Superintendent Steve Stohla, who also interviewed for the CEO position, is going to stay on during the transition. He said it is going to take some time for Youngstown City Schools to be successful and attributes success to growing the student population and attracting and retaining good teachers and administrators.
“I think it’s going to take constant battles over the next several years… We’re already moving in the right direction… Of the urban schools in Ohio, we h ave the best K-3 literacy program, we’ve got Youngstown Early College,” he said.
First News This Morning will have a live interview with Mohip on Tuesday morning.
Tuesday’s meet and greet will be held at 2 p.m. at Choffin Career and Technical Center, located at 200 E. Wood St. in Youngstown.