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Youngstown Schools CEO Finalist For Second Out-Of-State Job

Youngstown CEO Krish Mohip. (Michelle Faust/ideastream)
Youngstown CEO Krish Mohip. (Michelle Faust/ideastream)

Youngstown schools CEO Krish Mohip is one of four finalists to lead Fargo Public Schools in North Dakota.

It is the second school district this month to name Mohip as a finalist for its superintendent position. In early March, Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado, also named Mohip a finalist for its open position to lead the district, but this week it was announced that he was not selected for the position.

After Boulder Valley’s initial announcement, however, Mohip released a statement that he had begun looking for a new job after his home was vandalized for a third time in November. The former Chicago Public Schools administrator said he does not feel his family is safe in Youngstown.

Mohip was appointed CEO in Youngstown in 2016 by an Academic Distress Commission after years of failing test scores.

The school takeover model for failing districts was created by the Ohio General Assembly and requires the Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, the mayor and the local Board of Education president to appoint a total of five members to the ADC.

That commission hires the CEO who assumes the powers of a superintendent and a local school board, with the exception of levying authority.

Currently only Youngstown and Lorain City Schools fall under the governance model.

Three members of the current Youngstown ADC have resigned this month, citing various personal reasons and concerns over the future of the district.

New commission members have not been appointed.

Editor's Note: This story was updated on March 22, 2018, to reflect that Mohip was not selected for the Boulder Valley superintendent position.