CANTON Parents with students in the Arts Academy at Summit and AIM Academy at Fairmount are asking the Canton City School District to leave their schools alone.
They said Monday their children are thriving and question why the district would want to disrupt such successful programs as part of its proposed school restructuring plan.
The plan, dubbed Design for Excellence, would eliminate seventh- and eighth-grade classes at both academies and would move AIM Academy from the northwest side of the city to McGregor Elementary, which is located in the southwest quadrant. If approved, the plan would take effect this fall.
The parent’s messages were read aloud for school board members Monday during the board’s first meeting since Superintendent Jeff Talbert publicly announced the Design for Excellence proposal.
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