Akron to build new high school to merge Garfield & Kenmore - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Akron to build new high school to merge Garfield & Kenmore

Kenmore HS (Source: Akron Public Schools) Kenmore HS (Source: Akron Public Schools)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Two Akron high schools and two Akron middle schools are merging.

The new high school will be built to handle students from Garfield and Kenmore high schools, the Akron Board of Education voted.

There was no immediate word on where the new high school will be located. The board will announce its decision next month. The goal is to start construction of the new high school by fall of 2018.

Roswell Kent and Innes middle schools will merge to Innes CLC.

Declining enrollment is being blamed, and more schools could be consolidated if it continues to drop.

The state of Ohio, which has funded 59 percent of the building costs in the massive effort to rebuild Akron's public schools, has told Akron that enrollment projections dictate that it would only fund one more high school. 

School officials were answering parents questions about the plans on Facebook.

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