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West Side Education News & Notes

6/20/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Revere working on security plan

BATH — Following hiring a security consultant at last month’s Revere Local Schools Board of Education regular meeting, members discussed the next steps for increasing district safety during a special meeting June 11.

The plan has three pieces, according to Treasurer David Forrest. First, Thomas Lekan, who was hired to work in the district up to five hours per month, will walk through all buildings in the district, looking at everything from the types of locks used to lighting and more, said Forrest.

Another component is for the board to collaborate with Bath and Richfield Village to implement a school resource officer program, he said.

Third, the board discussed training all staff, from administrators to teachers, as well as students, on how to respond to various situations, said Forrest.

“The board values the importance of proper training,” said Forrest.

Also during the meeting, the board held a discussion regarding athletic training services provided to the district by Summa Health System.

Eric Moats, Revere’s trainer for more than 20 years, will be leaving, and the district will be assigned his replacement through its contract with Summa, according to Forrest.

Though Moats worked for Summa and was not technically a district employee, the board also expressed their appreciation for his many years of service to the district.

The board will meet for its regular meeting June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Revere High School Library, 3420 Everett Road.


APS introduces central enrollment option

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron Public Schools (APS) is now accepting student enrollment applications at its administration building in addition to neighborhood schools, district officials announced last week.

Through summer, families are now able to visit the Sylvester Small Administration Building, 70 N. Broadway St., and enroll for school. Prior to this year, enrollment was done only at the individual schools, but with the buildings operating with varying schedules, parents have said they are not sure when certain schools may be open.

“[That’s] not a problem now, said Superintendent David James. “We’re open daily downtown.”

James said the central enrollment location gives families another option and makes it easier on parents and guardians with busy schedules.

Dan Rambler, APS director of security and student services, said this additional venue is much more convenient.

“This helps our families have more opportunities to enroll their kids and find out about all of our services from one location,” he said. “We want our families to have a single location they always know they can go to get information, assistance and the services they need.”

The administration building is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more enrollment information, call 330-761-2930 or go to www.akronschools.com/departments/student-support-services/student-services/enrollment-registration/.


New special needs preschool class joining Faith Preschool

FAIRLAWN — Faith Preschool is about to embark on a new partnership with Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions to open a Special Needs Early Intervention Preschool Class starting this fall.

Out of the Box will staff a separate class for special needs children and will provide in-house therapies and extended services for those children and their families. Officials from the Faith Preschool Board and Church Council said they see this as true outreach and ministry to care for those in need.

Faith Preschool will still staff a Mom & Me, 3s and 4s/PreK Class and add afternoon classes as enrollment grows. Faith also will still offer early drop-off and extended care (Lunch Bunch, Kids Club) in the afternoon.

Through this partnership, Faith Preschool welcomes back Tricia Ewing. She was a preschool teacher at Faith for several years and now works with special needs children through Out of the Box.

An Informational Open House for the community will take place June 27 at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. at Faith, 2726 W. Market St.

For more information, contact Ewing at 330-818-5313 or Dineen Dowling at Faith Preschool at 330-836-8827.


Kathleen Folkerth, Ariel Hakim and Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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