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YCSD meets with Academic Distress Commission

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The Youngstown City Schools Board of Education met with the new Academic Distress Commission for the first time this afternoon, showing signs the two parties are willing to work together for the district.

At the meeting, the groups discussed progress at the elementary level and working toward aligning the schools' curriculum to meet state standards.

The Academic Distress Commission chair, John Richard, said they are looking forward to collaborating with the board.

"Our goal from the beginning has been to not be here. We hope things are improved to the point where things are handed back to the board, and as a result of that we'd much rather collaborate with them," Richard said. 

Board Member Jackie Adair said she appreciates the efforts to involve them and hopes they will be able to continue to work as a collaborative unit with the CEO and commission. 

"I certainly appreciate Dr. Richard's efforts to work with us," Adair said, "I absolutely appreciate him involving us, otherwise we'd still be left out in the cold not knowing what's going on within our own school district."

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