In her hometown newspaper today, the Morning Journal, Lorain City school chief Cheryl Atkinson, soon to be DeKalb’s superintendent, discusses her three years leading that small Ohio system.
“My passion is to give all children, regardless of background or circumstances, a quality public school education,” Dr. Atkinson said. “This is an opportunity to take a district of 100,000 students and apply on a larger scale the things we are doing in Lorain,” said Atkinson. The Lorain school district has about 8,000 students.
Coincidentally, she said the Lorain schools learned officially yesterday that Lorain’s state report card ranking will move up from Academic Watch to Continuous Improvement.
Also, Lorain High School’s latest state rating is rising to Effective, and all the traditional schools in Lorain will have met state attendance goals for the first time since the state began the report card system, Atkinson said.