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Pastor leads protest against Youngstown Schools CEO

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The leader of the Community Leadership Collation on Education says it's time for the community to know more about what's going on in the Youngstown City School District. 

Reverend Ken Simon says he's had enough with the decisions that are made behind closed doors.

Simon held a press conference and protest on the steps of the Board of Education Tuesday to inform the community about those closed door decisions.

He claims that close to $2 million in tax payer money being spent with no accountability to parents and other members of the community.

"If you want to improve education, the dollars need to spent where the rubber meets the road. The teachers and the classrooms are where the investment needs to be, and not always giving people 6 figure salaries," says Reverend Simon. 

Youngstown Schools CEO Krish Mohip responded by saying that every dollar spent, is making the schools and teachers better. 

"We've spent a lot of money this year on professional development for our teachers," said Mohip. "There is the professional development that has been done inadequately in the past and wasted money because we didn't get the results from it. So, I don't want to talk about the money being spent if we are not going to talk about the money we have wasted."

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