Canton City School closings and cuts

8:28 PM, Jan 14, 2008   |    comments
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The following schools will be closed beginning next school year: -Souers Middle School -Summit Elementary School -Compton Elementary School School officials say Timken High School and McKinley High School will remain open. The pre-K program will stay the same. The Arts Academy will become the pre-K through 8 magnet school. Staffing cuts will also be announced at tonight's meeting. Some staff may be moved to new buildings with students. "The intention is to disrupt the district as little as possible and to try to create opportunity wherever possible in terms of programming, in terms of efficiency, in terms of cost savings," Superintendent Michele Evans-Gardell said. The public will have a chance to voice opinions on the recommendation during facilitated round-table discussions at the next board meeting at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 28th at Timken High School.

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