[email protected] Brings in Fifth-Graders

Year Two Adds a Grade
Posted on 07/30/2019
Image of I PROMISE School(Jennifer Pignolet for Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal)

Hours after students poured into the I Promise School for the first day of classes on Monday, the Akron Public Schools Board formally accepted a $1 million donation from the LeBron James Family Foundation for additional school personnel for the coming year. The money was expected, as the foundation also gave money last year for additional staff, and plans to continue to do so through a long-term public-private partnership. But the exact dollar amount of $1,058,034 for the 2019-20 school year had not yet been specified. The funds will pay for additional teachers and support staff at the school, which opened its doors for the second year on Monday. Read more here >>.
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