It was learned late last week that Youngstown CEO Krish Mohip is not only looking to Colorado for a new gig but also to North Dakota. He is one of four finalists for superintendent of Fargo Public Schools. Weren’t there any good gigs up for grabs in Alaska, dude? (Youngstown Vindicator, 3/17/18) Local curmudgeon Bertram de Souza opined yesterday on this state of affairs. Specifically, he wrote in support of Mohip’s fairly brutal comments about the governance landscape in Youngstown City Schools, made during his interview with Boulder Valley school officials. (Youngstown Vindicator, 3/18/18) Mohip is interviewing in Fargo this week – maybe we’ll get some good dope from that one too.
This story is a little hard to follow and is lacking in details, but it seems important. It is mostly a jumble of public reactions to a possible change—not yet confirmed—to the Elyria school building master plan which was the basis of a successful bond issue campaign in 2016. The change, as confusingly portrayed here, seems to be due to the fact that costs have escalated beyond what was budgeted in 2016 and cuts need to be made which may result in at least one promised elementary school building not being built at all. More to come on this, I’m sure. (Elyria Chronicle, 3/18/18)