Executive Director of School Improvement
Ava Yeager 

School Improvement Specialist
Raegan Forsyth

Administrative Assistant, School Improvement
Janaire Croom

McKinney Vento Liaison
Dr. Martin Freeman

Assistant McKinney Vento Liaison

Garrick L. Matlock

School Improvement

The mission and responsibility of the School Improvement Office is to procure, monitor and utilize federal funds for the following programs in order to provide quality federal educational opportunities for all our students and staff and to develop the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential as responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015) Programs:

Title I, Part A (Improving Academic Performance of the Disadvantaged): Title I funds provide supplemental instructional services and instructional materials in the content areas of reading and mathematics to students in grades K-12 that meet the criteria for service.

Title I, Part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk)

Title II, Part A (Teacher and Principal Quality): Title II, Part A funds are provided to increase student achievement through enhancing the teacher and principal quality through professional development, recruitment, hiring and retention.

Title III (English Acquisition, Language Enhancement Academic Achievement): Title III funds provide the opportunity for the district to assist in teaching English to limited English proficient children and helping these students meet the same challenging standards of all students.  

Title IV, Part A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment):  Title IV, Part A funds are provided to assist the district with 1) providing all students with access to a well-rounded education, 2) improving school conditions for student learning, and 3) improving the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. 

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund(s) -ESSER
Funds are provided to assist the district to help safely reopen and sustain
the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its scholars.

Continuity of Services Plan 2023

Comments Sought on Federal Funds:  
Every year the Youngstown City School District receives funds from the federal government to provide various educational services.  District administrators invite comments from the public regarding services.  An annual public meeting is held to provide the opportunity to provide input.  This year our meeting was held virtually.  If you were unable to attend public meeting and would like to provide input, please review the PowerPoint that was shared and complete the input form below.  

Public Meeting YCSD
Notice of Parent Right to Know (English)
Notice of Parent Right to Know (Spanish)
Input Form (English)
Input Form (Spanish)

Annual Spring Federal Programs Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 5:00-6:00 (Virtual)

Federal Programs Meeting

Please send the above Input Form to the School Improvement Office:
Youngstown City School District
c/o School Improvement Office
474 Bennington Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44505

All federally funded programs provide for the participation of non-public schools.