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PCSD Invites Public to Tour Local School Buildings

September 3, 2019


As part of a continuing discussion with the community regarding Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation, the Parma City School District (PCSD) is inviting community members to tour local schools and to see first-hand the impact of 21st century buildings and educational spaces designed to better serve students.

Residents in the community are invited to join PCSD Administrators and representatives from the GPD Group, a Cleveland architectural firm advising the district on the future of school building facilities. Informal tours of these buildings and campuses will help educate PCSD residents on current design standards, as well as provide an opportunity to answer questions.

"We think it is very important to provide opportunities for our families and residents to see what opportunities new schools can provide,” Charles Smialek, Superintendent of the Parma City School District, explained. “It's one thing to see a website or PowerPoint slide, but it's so much more powerful to actually walk through a truly 21st century learning environment. In addition, several of our tours will visit campus models, with, essentially two schools under the same roof. Two of our proposed secondary plans feature the campus model so these tours offer chances to see what this concept can actually look like in operation."

Visits to local school districts and buildings will take place on the following days and times:


  • Saturday, September 14 - 10:00 AM
    • North Ridgeville Academic Center

      34620 Bainbridge Road

      North Ridgeville, OH 44039

  • Saturday, October 12 - 10:00 AM
    • North Olmsted High School/Middle School (east entrance)

      27301 Butternut Ridge Road

      North Olmsted, OH 44070

  • Saturday, October 26 - 10:00 AM
    • Strongsville Middle School

      13200 Pearl Road

      Strongsville, OH 44136

  • Saturday, November 9 - 10:00 AM
    • Akron Firestone High School

      470 Castle Blvd.

      Akron, OH 44313

  • Saturday, November 16 - 10:00 AM
    • Wadsworth High School

      625 Broad Street

      Wadsworth, OH 44281


Press Release - PCSD Fall 2019 School Visits For Strategic Consolidation for Master Planning Process