Welcome to the Community/Business/Schools Partnership (CBS)

CBS The Community/Business/Schools (C/B/S) Partnership was created in the early 1990’s to enhance mutually beneficial personal relationships among communities, businesses, and schools. The group has developed into a powerful catalyst matching community resources with the needs of the district, the students, the teachers and administrators and providing mutual benefit to the community and its businesses.

C/B/S is considered a model program throughout Ohio and nationally. Other school districts within Ohio have sought information the C/B/S leaders to initiate similar programs in their communities.

As C/B/S partners, businesses, individuals, and groups set their own schedule of involvement and work directly with school personnel to tailor an activity best-suited to both the partner and the students. Over the years this has been done in a variety of ways by an ever-evolving group of members and volunteers. Over that span, C/B/S has earned recognition at the local, statewide, and national levels.


Kristen Plageman

CBS Co-Facilitator and Director of Career and Technical Education

(440) 885-8317



Kira Karabanovs
CBS Co-Facilitator and Director of Family and Community Engagement
(440) 885-7022
  • What happened at the May 15, 2015 meeting?

    Several of our high school students enrolled in the district's Career and Technical Education programs shared their experiences, and how they benefited from C/B/S involvement. Special thanks to Erin McDonough (Allied Health), Kimmie Lessick (Therapies) Amber Murdock (CMM), Kathryn Steiger (CMM), and Justin Mussara (DECA) for sharing their stories with the partnership!

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  • C/B/S Partner Survey

    We want your feedback! Please take the following survey to help us ensure the Partnership remains relevant, growing, and supportive for all members.

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  • What Happened at the March 20, 2015 Meeting?

    The Community/Business/Schools Partnership met on March 20th at Broadview Multi-Care from 8:00-9:30am. Our sincere appreciation to BMC which also provided a full breakfast (Egg strada? Fruit salad? Gigantic cinnamon rolls? Bacon AND sausage? WOW!) for attendees which was an amazing way to start the day.

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