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Wadsworth Grizzlies Community Foundation would help students, teachers


WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Grizzlies Community Foundation has been in the works for years, and Superintendent Andrew Hill said he wants to move forward on it this year.

The foundation “is one of the goals that we are a little behind on where we would like to be,” Hill said during Monday’s school board meeting. “It just hasn’t fully come together the way we had hoped it would to this point.”

“We are in need of volunteers and board members for the foundation,” Hill said, and a fundraising plan.

The foundation “is set up to help support basically financial needs for teachers and students,” Hill said following the meeting. “We are in the process of really getting it up and running.”

For example, he said, teachers could apply for grants to be used for activities in the classroom.

Hill said the foundation will be the featured topic of discussion during a community meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Charles R. Parsons Administration Building, 524 Broad St.

For information about the Wadsworth Grizzlies Community Foundation, contact Hill at (330) 335-1301 or

Hill, who also provided an overview of the district’s 2016-20 strategic plan at the board meeting, said Wadsworth is on pace with the plan’s goals.

“We are doing pretty well as far as where we are and where we wanted to be in relation to achieving our goals and time frames,” Hill said.

Accomplishments the superintendent cited included increasing staff levels, evaluating extracurricular activities and purchasing and installing 70-inch interactive white boards at Franklin and Lincoln elementary schools, Central Intermediate School and Wadsworth High School. The white boards replaced the district’s Smartboards.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or

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