Local NAACP officials say Youngstown schools are violating federal law

The local chapter of the NAACP is calling on Youngstown City Schools to implement Title programs more frequently.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The local chapter of the NAACP says regardless of what happens with the “Youngstown Plan,” the Youngstown City Schools is violating federal law.

The group is specifically concerned about Title I not being enforced, including not meeting the needs of economically disadvantaged children.

The Youngstown branch laid out its 11 recommendations for the district, with a focus on East High School.

NAACP Educational Justice Chairman Jimma McWilson said the group will meet Tuesday with Youngstown’s interim superintendent.

“We can’t be any clearer than what the law says. This is exactly what we want. We don’t want anything more than exactly what the federal law says,” McWilson said. “The children are supposed to get the money they receive.”

McWilson said Youngstown Early College and Rayen Early College are examples of programs that are working well.

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