After much consideration, senior administrators and the Parma Board of Education have collectively decided to pursue avenues other than the conversion of Renwood Elementary School for the initiation of an Opportunity Center. We continue to believe that we must work to introduce additional options into our continuum of Least Restrictive Environments for our children with disabilities. This addition is critical for both educational and financial reasons. However, after reflecting upon the many considerations that this proposal has generated both internally and from parents and community members, we believe it best to explore options that do not include the conversion of any currently operating schools.
Accordingly, the meeting scheduled for parents of Renwood students on Saturday, February 2 is cancelled. The meeting scheduled for parents of children with disabilities on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 PM (Parma Senior High School’s Little Theater) will continue as planned. Representatives of our district hope that parents will provide their perspectives of special education services and help us to begin the planning process for opening an Opportunity Center in the near future.
This process has affirmed our belief in the strength of the social fabric which unites our school district. It was inspiring to see so many Renwood parents and community parents speak so passionately about their school. We hope that we can capitalize on this momentum to invigorate our Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation process.
Click on the following link to view the schedule of our Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation meetings. All are welcome to lend their voice to this exciting process.