The process of replacing the Youngstown City School Board gets underway Thursday night.

The Superintendent's Nominating Panel meets at 5:30 p.m. to nominate ten candidates for the board.

That panel is composed of community professionals as well as members to represent parents, teachers, and the administration. The state superintendent will also be at this meeting.

The move comes after Youngstown Schools got its fourth "F" grade on the state report card. Under House Bill 70, this means the state can now intervene.

After the panel selects its ten candidates, Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown will then select five people from their recommendations to appoint to the board.

Some members of the current school board previously threatened legal action against the state, saying the process infringed on voter rights.