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Lorain City Schools Road to Excellence Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lorain City Schools – Road to Excellence Fund

Lorain, OH (August 23, 2017) -- The Community Foundation of Lorain County today announced the establishment of a pass-through fund, Lorain City Schools - Road to Excellence.  This new fund will drive educational change and/or serve as a springboard to improve student achievement.  The Nord Family Foundation, The Stocker Foundation, and The Nordson Corporation Foundation have matched or pledged to match the $25,000 already contributed by the Community Foundation.  

The Foundations’ decision to combine their support for this effort is based on the belief that every child in Lorain deserves a great education. The process put forth by David Hardy, along with support from the Academic Distress Commission, has the potential to transform the Lorain City School District into the educational system we know is needed and deserved.

“I’m grateful to each Foundation for their ongoing support of LCSD and our students.  Because there is still a lot of heavy-lifting yet to do, I value their collective commitment, making a better path forward for children in a very strategic and aligned way,” said Lorain City School District CEO David Hardy.

Brian Frederick, President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, speaking on behalf of the funders, added, “Fixing an educational system is like doing maintenance on a 747 while in flight. This is a community problem and one that cannot be solved unless we work together. The focus must be on the needs of all students, not the wants of the adults. What we do know is that we are not currently preparing our youth for successful lives.”

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