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David Hardy
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Members of the Lorain Board of Education were presented with two potential paths to remove the district’s CEO earlier this week, but the head of Lorain’s schools says he doesn’t report to the board and doesn’t plan to attend its future meetings. 

A gubernatorial candidate presented members of the board with the legal options to eliminate CEO David Hardy Jr.

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The new head of Lorain schools says he’ll restructure the high school experience in his district and offer universal pre-K by next school year. StateImpact Ohio’s Ashton Marra reports the district claims it can recover without increasing spending.

Thursday night, Lorain City Schools CEO David Hardy detailed the changes that are part of his five initiatives to turn around the struggling school district.

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LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS

The CEO of Lorain City Schools will detail the five initiatives of his district turnaround plan at a town hall meeting tonight. 

Lorain CEO David Hardy Jr. was tight lipped about the details of the five initiatives ahead of the Thursday night meeting, but says they do include a mix of programs and shifts in resources that will help the district start heading toward its academic improvement goals.

David Hardy
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Parents and educators in Lorain City Schools are getting the first look at their CEO’s plan to overhaul the district.

The Lorain Promise was published on the school district’s website Sunday morning. State law requires the plan be finalized within newly appointed CEO David Hardy Jr.’s first 90 days in the position.