Akron (Ohio) Public Schools drops digital academy sponsorship

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The charter school started by the Akron Public Schools (APS) in 2002 to capture some of the students leaving to study online will no longer be associated with the APS.

The APS Board of Education voted unanimously May 20 to terminate its sponsorship of the Akron Digital Academy.

APS Superintendent David James said a change in the law prevents a sponsor from having a member on the Digital Academy’s board, and both he and Assistant Superintendent Ellen McWilliams sat on the charter school’s board.

“It’s time to part ways with them,” James said. “It would behoove them to look for another sponsor.”

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