The idea for the C/B/S Partnership originated in 1990, as a logical outgrowth of the Ohio Department of Education’s School Business Partnership.
In 1991, the Parma City School District’s principals were asked if partnerships with businesses and/or community organizations would benefit the students. They responded unanimously that they would welcome a commitment by an individual or group to join in the education of our youth.
In 1995, the C/B/S Partnership became closely tied to Ohio’s BEST Practices – an initiative that identifies and promotes exemplary grass-roots education programs. The cities of Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills, have been named BEST Communities based solely on the quality of the public schools.
Today, the C/B/S Partnership develops programs with area businesses and community groups to enhance student achievement and to provide opportunities that will ensure future success for students.