The Oberlin Review

Lake Ridge Busing Service Faces Termination

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

February 3, 2017

Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In a controversial move likely to inconvenience many Oberlin families, the Oberlin City School District is considering canceling the busing service provided to students who attend Lake Ridge Academy, a private school in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the district is required to either provide transportation for parents who want to send their child to a non-district school within a 30-minute radius or provide payment in lieu of transportation if the district decides offering the service would be “impractical.” Oberlin currently transports 14 students to Lake Ridge Academy each day and buses 15 back. At an Oberlin City School Board meeting Jan. 24, Oberlin City Schools Superintendent David Hall suggested...

Oberlin Public Schools Look to Increase Staff Diversity

Tristan Cimini

February 13, 2015

Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin Public Schools made headway on the district-wide initiative to broaden diversity by appointing former teacher, Assistant Principal and Administrator Gloria Buxton as the liaison for the project earlier this month. As a minority recruiter, Buxton will identify the staff ’s diversity needs, recruit talented teachers and mentor promising candidates with the aim of aligning the district with NAACP goals. “I would define minority as any under-represented group, and so, by increasing focus on diversity, we are making sure that our district reflects our student population,” Buxton said in a phone interview with the Review. Around 17 percent of Oberlin school district’s employees are people of color. The dist...

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