Board Approves Site for CLC

by Rene Garrett

Construction on newest school to begin in '18.

The Akron Board of Education School board voted unanimously last night (12/12/16) to build the newest community learning center (CLC) on the current Garfield High School site. The newest CLC will be used for a combined Garfield and Kenmore high schools.

This building will be the final newly built high school in the APS' $800 million district-wide construction project. The project began 14 years ago and is co-funded by local taxpayers and the state of Ohio, which pays 59 percent toward construction and renovations of school district buildings.

While Superintendent David James and his team explored numerous other possible sites, most were either privately owned industrial properties, were near high-tension power lines, had high costs or were unsuitable for building. 

The board hopes to have construction underway by fall of 2018. 

Construction on newest school to begin in '18.

The Akron Board of Education School board voted unanimously last night (12/12/16) to build the newest community learning center (CLC) on the current Garfield High School site. The newest CLC will be used for a combined Garfield and Kenmore high schools.

This building will be the final newly built high school in the APS' $800 million district-wide construction project. The project began 14 years ago and is co-funded by local taxpayers and the state of Ohio, which pays 59 percent toward construction and renovations of school district buildings.

While Superintendent David James and his team explored numerous other possible sites, most were either privately owned industrial properties, were near high-tension power lines, had high costs or were unsuitable for building. 

The board hopes to have construction underway by fall of 2018.