Akron Public Schools superintendent David James had mostly positive comments about the district in the "State of the Schools" address.
In his speech at the Akron Press Club on Thursday, James highlighted performance increases...numbers he says were NOT driven by attendance manipulation, as a state auditor's report has charged for nine other Ohio districts.
He says Governor Kasich's education reform plan "shows some promise", but James wants to know why some rich districts are getting more than poorer ones.
James said APS needs to ensure all students are successful by being flexible enough to meet ever changing demands...including increased use of technology.
But the superintendent says the Akron district must continue to "right-size" and reduce expenditures.
Read the full text of the "State of The Schools" address below: