Youngstown school board holds goal setting meeting

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Youngstown City Schools Board of Education held a goal setting meeting Thursday evening.

Every year, the board sets goals and expectations of the superintendent for the year. Superintendent Connie Hathorn also receives goals from the Academic Stress committee and the state superintendent’s office. The board evaluates those goals, taking them into consideration when setting their own.

They couldn’t indicate just yet what they are striving toward, however they said in past years most of the goals dealt with academic achievement of the students.

“High school graduation, kids getting out of school in four years, keep moving kids up, their test scores up, their reading scores, their math scores. I say, we need you to move them up 5 percent in math, 25 percent in reading or something like those kind of things,” said Richard Atkinson, president of the Youngstown school board.

The meeting was held in executive session. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Oct. 8.

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