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Youngstown School Superintendent Connie Hathorn wants to retire this year and then be rehired by the school board.
On Tuesday night, the board held a public hearing on the idea. Only four people choose to speak on the issue with no one objecting to it. Hathorn said because of changes to the retirement system he would loose money on his pension if he doesn’t retire this year.
Board President Richard Atkinson feels Hathorn is doing a good job and making a change now would be bad for the district.
“So it’s like we are not changing in midstream and we are using the same individual so if we start with a new individual and we don’t want to do that,” said Atkinson. “I think we are moving in the right direction.”
The school board will vote later this month on a new contract for Dr. Hathorn.