Statement From David W. James

Akron Public Schools Mourns
Posted on 01/31/2019
Image of Mourning CandleFire in their home Wednesday, January 30, took the lives of two students from Pfeiffer Elementary School, their youngest brother and their mother. Akron Public Schools mourns the loss of Lydia Aponte and her children: 10-year-old Makayla Montero and six-year-old Isaiah Ortiz -- both Pfeiffer students -- and five-year-old Aiden Ortiz. Crisis counseling teams will be at Pfeiffer School Friday, February 1, when school resumes. They will assist our students and anyone needing help.

"The entire Akron Public Schools family is grief stricken that a wonderful young family, a family new to our community and a blessing to Pfeiffer Elementary School, is gone. We hope you will join all of us as we pray for these children, their mother and everyone who was close in their lives."
~ David W. James, Superintendent Akron Public Schools

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"On behalf of the Akron School Board, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to this family and the Pfeiffer School community. Our prayers go with these children and their mother and all in their extended family. We also pray for those in the Kenmore community who were close with this young family."
~ Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Sr., President, Akron School Board
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