Focus is on Long-Term Operations

Teamwork For the Future
Posted on 10/18/2022
Image of Teamwork For the Future“We are working to ensure that all students can achieve their full potential, learn at high levels, and graduate prepared to succeed in college, career and life,” wrote Akron Public Schools Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack in a letter to community members and APS' own team. The superintendent has brought together three dozen people to take the next steps for the school district now that its final school, Garfield CLC, is done and the 20-year rebuilding of Akron Public Schools centers for learning has concluded.

Thursday evening, at the Sylvester Small Administration Building downtown, the team had its first meeting. Led by Fowler Mack, it began looking ahead to determine the best plan for the remaining APS buildings and athletic venues that were not part of the 20-year campaign. The group will also be charged with helping deal with other near-, medium- and long-term operational questions critical to the district.

The superintendent told the group, “We have undergone many changes, aside from the building project we have just concluded. School consolidations, shifting enrollment boundaries and population trends are playing a role in our future.”

APS Business Affairs Manager Debra Foulk reinforced the mission, saying, “This is the community’s school system. We want this input for future development. As a team, we will
address ensuring academic achievement, health and wellbeing, and equity goals.”

“Our schools,” said Superintendent Fowler Mack, “are community anchors. We must make sure we do all we can do as a community to make them viable.”

The group plans regular meetings to study and report on its progress.

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