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CEO seeks input in planning Youngstown City School District’s future

“We’re developing a plan that will frame the future of the district for years to come, and we want to ensure our staff and our community have a voice in what that future looks like,” Justin Jennings said.
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CEO Justin Jennings is seeking input as he crafts a plan for the future of the Youngstown City School District.

YOUNGSTOWN — As he crafts his strategic plan for the future of the Youngstown City School District, CEO Justin Jennings is looking to district staff and the community for input.

“This is a pivotal point for our school district,” Jennings said in a news release. “We’re developing a plan that will frame the future of the district for years to come, and we want to ensure our staff and our community have a voice in what that future looks like.”

The CEO plans meetings with the staff of each school next month, beginning Monday (Feb. 3). Staff participation is strictly voluntary.

A community town-hall meeting for the public is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Commons of Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 E. Wood St. 

“My plan is to ask each participant to complete a SWOT — Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats — analysis for YCSD,” Jennings said. “That will provide me with an idea of what our staff and our community believe we do well and where improvements need to be made.”

Results of a Community Priorities Survey of staff, students, families and the community, which runs through Friday (Jan. 31) and is posted on the district’s website, will provide information for Jennings’ strategic plan as well. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley and Western Pa. Chapter plans to make an announcement at the town-hall meeting. The CEO Chat sessions scheduled for the morning and afternoon of Feb. 25 have been canceled.




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