Akron Public Schools

10 North Main StreetAkron, Ohio 44308

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Akron Public Schools is located in Akron, Ohio which is a suburb of Cleveland. APS has an enrollment of nearly 21,300 students with a total of 46 schools in operation. Akron is famous for being the birthplace of NBA Superstar LeBron James.

APS has mandated that all students, teachers, faculty members, visitors, and family members wear a mask while inside school buildings for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This mandate is in effect for every individual regardless of vaccination status.

APS has implemented Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in all that they do. The district has put an emphasis on hiring their teachers and staff members not based on qualifications or experience, but rather if the candidates are diverse enough. According to the district website, “Each of us has a legitimate expectation to have a barrier-free learning environment counteracting the contemporary and historical impact of bias, prejudice and discrimination which for generations has produced a predictability of learning outcomes based on race, ethnicity, class, socioeconomics, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, diverse language fluency, religion, and cognitive/physical ability.”

 

Updated – October 4th, 2021

Board Members:

NJ AkbarPresident
Derrick HallVice President
Bruce AlexanderBoard Member
Diana AutryBoard Member
Patrick BravoBoard Member
Lisa MansfieldBoard Member
Valerie McKitrickBoard Member

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Board details:

The board of education comprises seven members assisted by an appointed officer – the treasurer. The board president and vice president are elected from the membership at the first meeting of each calendar year. The board meets the second and fourth Monday of every month.The board is non-partisan and non-sectarian. Its members are elected at-large for four-year terms. The board oversees a budget of $223.9 million.
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