Appointee named for Youngstown Schools distress commission

The state of Ohio declared over the summer of 2015 that the Youngstown School District had to form a distress commission to help improve its performance

Youngstown School Board President Brenda Kimble said she is sticking with her appointment to the district's Academic Distress Commission, despite a judge's ruling.
Youngstown School Board President Brenda Kimble has been given 48 hours to appoint a teacher to the Academic Distress Commission.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown City School Board President Brenda Kimble named her appointment to the Youngstown City School District’s Academic Distress Commission.

Kimble named Vincent Shivers, a teacher at Choffin Career and Technical Center, to the commission.

Kimble was given until 4 p.m. Monday to nominate a teacher to the Distress Commission after a court ruling, according to Mahoning County Court Judge Lou D’Apolito.

Kimble originally appointed her cousin, Dr. Carol Staten to the commission. The teacher’s union said since she is an administrator, she did not qualify for the job.

Friday, the Seventh District Court of Appeals upheld a ruling, giving Kimble until Monday to make a new pick of a teacher.

The state of Ohio declared over the summer of 2015 that the district had to form a distress commission to help improve its performance, and a Columbus-area judge upheld the decision in October. Once Kimble appoints a teacher to the commission, the commission will choose a CEO to oversee the school district.

Kimble was out of town on Monday and could not be reached for comment.

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