Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Final Recommendation for Facilities

After extensive work with local community advisory groups and under the guidance of the Building Advisory Committee, Perry Local School District is presenting the following recommended plan to the community.

Mental Health Resources

From everyone at Perry Local Schools, we wish you Happy Holidays and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Parent Cafe – January

The Parent Cafe, in collaboration with Stark County Family Court, will be held Tuesday, January 14th from Noon -2pm at the Early Childhood Resource Center 1718 Cleveland Ave. N.W.  The Cafe theme is: “Attendance and Truancy Issues.” The Parent Cafe offers a unique opportunity for parents to come together and learn from and support each other in a relaxing, comfortable and empowering atmosphere.  Childcare is available.  Lunch will be served.  Click here for a flyer and to RSVP.

Public Notice

Public Notice: Proposed Class Action Settlement Doe v. Ohio Department of Education.  The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District’s assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement.  A link to the settlement is below.  To be clear, our District is NOT a defendant in this lawsuit and is not accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community: Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement Doe v. Ohio Department of Education.

Parent Cafe Information

The first Parent Cafe, in collaboration with Stark County Family Court, will be held Tuesday, December 10th from Noon -2pm at the Early Childhood Resource Center 1718 Cleveland Ave. N.W.  The Cafe theme is: “Being Resilient When Life Gives You Lemons.” The Parent Cafe offers a unique opportunity for parents to come together and learn from and support each other in a relaxing, comfortable and empowering atmosphere.  Childcare is available.  Lunch will be served.  Click here for a flyer and to RSVP.

Gymnastics Clinic Information

The Perry High School Gymnastics team would love for you to join us for a fun-filled day of gymnastics. Each child will have time to try all four events (floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault) and receive instruction on basic skills from the Perry gymnasts and coaches.  The fee is $25 for any child from Kindergarten to Sixth grade on December 8th from 1PM-3PM at Diva Gymnastics Academy located at 5053 Southway Street NW Canton, OH 44706.  Click here for the registration form.

District Announces Bond Issue for March 2020 Ballot

The Perry Local School District announced at the November Board of Education Meeting its plan for a bond issue on the March 17, 2020, ballot. The bond will address the district’s aging elementary, middle and high school buildings. The bond issue, if passed, will fund phase 1 of the project which will construct four new elementary schools.  This phase is part of the White Option (click here) for the Building Advisory Committee worked through as options.  Through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), Perry Local would receive an additional $80 million to construct a new middle school and to renovate Perry High School. This second phase would come at no additional cost to the community. The Perry Local School District decided to move forward with this new facilities plan because of its eligibility to receive state-contributed funds. The plan was based on recommendations from the Building Advisory Committee, which met 12 times to discuss the issue, as well as input from the community. The district held four focus groups and received more than 1,300 online survey responses.

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