Youngstown Schools CEO: School Board can’t make lawsuit decision

Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip said the school board is just advisory and doesn't have authority to vote

FILE - Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip (left) meets with the NAACP.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Youngstown City Schools CEO responded to the Youngstown School Board’s vote to continue to fight the legality of House Bill 70 through the courts.

The board voted down a motion to drop the lawsuit against the Youngstown Plan Tuesday night. House Bill 70, otherwise known as the Youngstown Plan, is the state law that implemented the CEO position now held by Krish Mohip.

Mohip said the decision to move forward with a lawsuit is up to him, as he has control over the school board’s final actions.

“They are just advisory and don’t have authority to vote on anything. No decision yet on if I will continue to fund the lawsuit or not,” he said. “To be honest, my main focus is getting school off to a good start and creating the strategic plan for the school district.”

Mohip was brought in by the appointed Academic Distress Commission to improve the district’s evaluations.

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