State says it will reimburse Youngstown Schools $422K for CEO’s salary

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It appears there was a lack of communication from both the state of Ohio and the Youngstown City School District regarding the CEO’s salary. The state said it will pay the district back.

The district was supposed to be reimbursed for CEO Krish Mohip’s salary — but hasn’t been for two years.

At Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Treasurer A.J. Ginnetti said there were emails with the Ohio Department of Education about reimbursing Mohip’s salary.

The state owes the Youngstown Schools $422,000 — $269,000 from fiscal year 2018 and $153,000 from fiscal year 2019.

Mohip’s salary for 2017 was reimbursed.

The emails show that three times, starting in June of last year, Aaron Rausch — the state director of Office and School Funding — asked about the reimbursement but Sherry Tyson — then treasurer of the Youngstown Schools — never responded.

When Ginnetti took over on October 9, he forwarded the details of Mohip’s salary to the Ohio Department of Education but there has been no correspondence since.

Dan Minnich, from the Ohio Department of Education, said Thursday in a statement:

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) needs to be signed by the Youngstown City School District. Once that occurs, the Ohio Department of Education will move forward to pay the school district for the CEO’s salary…”

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