WHAT IS GOING ON
WITH THE PARMA CITY
SCHOOL DISTRICT (PCSD)?
The PCSD has recently been placed in a state of "Fiscal Caution" by the Ohio Department of Education.
The district is required to make cuts of
$7 million in order to balance the 2016-17 budget
and $8 million to balance the 2017-18 budget.
On Monday 9/26, the Board of Education and public were presented with the "District Fiscal Recovery Plan Recommendations" found HERE
This plan consolidates the three high schools (grades 10-12) into one high school at Parma Senior High. Valley Forge and Normandy High Schools will be re-purposed as middle schools (grades 7-9).
The plan also calls for the possible closure or future re-purpose of Parma Park elementary school, the ONLY elementary school in the City of Parma Heights, which could have a very negative impact on our community.
Another alarming proposal is the elimination of the very successful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program that has endless possibilities and would only help attract and retain families in our school district.
A "Save Our Schools" public meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow branch located at 2121 Snow Road. Mayor Byrne as well as Parma Mayor DeGeeter and Seven Hills Mayor Dell'Aquila will be attendance to hear your concerns.
Please plan on attending the next school board meeting to share YOUR thoughts and concerns:
- Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Parma Senior High School Auditorium (6285 W. 54th Street), the Board of Education has scheduled a meeting to invite public comments and questions on the proposed plan. *A public session to provide comment, concerns or suggestions will be included during this meeting. Please be prepared to limit comments to 3 minutes.
You are invited and encouraged to attend any and
all of these meetings to learn more about the
"District Fiscal Recovery Plan Recommendations."
Read Mayor Byrne's letter to
Carl Hilling HERE
Parma Heights - PCSD Partner