Superintendent's Office
Office of the Superintendent
Barberton City Schools
479 Norton Avenue
Barberton, Ohio 44203

Mrs. Patricia Cleary
Phone: (330) 753-1025
Fax Line: (330) 848-0884

Mrs. Kelly Garrett
Administrative Assistant, Superintendent
Phone: (330) 753-1025 ext 13124
Fax Line: (330) 848-0884
Superintendent's Message Archives
Superintendent's Message
April 2016

Updates from Barberton Schools

Are Fathers Important?

The answer is YES! According to the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative ( the following are the benefits to children of a connected, involved and responsible father. Research shows that such children:


  • Are better academic achievers
  • Become educationally mobile young adults
  • Achieve higher levels of occupational competency – therefore career success
  • 80% less likely to have been incarcerated
  • 75% less likely to become unwed parents


In an effort to celebrate fatherhood and give support to fathers in Barberton, please join us for an informational meeting introducing the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative to Barberton.

The meeting is free and open to the whole family, including grandparents, and will take place on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at Barberton Elementary East. A free lunch will be included, thanks to the Barberton Community Foundation. Child care will also be available.

I hope you will join us to discuss the many benefits of being an active father and how the whole community can support fathers in their important role in the lives of children. Remember that the time you spend with your children is more important than how much you spend on them.

This meeting is supported and endorsed by Barberton Schools, City of Barberton, Barberton Community Foundation, Ohio Jobs and Family Services, Grace Church, First Presbyterian Church, Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation, United Way and Russell Pry, Summit Co. Executive. For questions, contact

Correction to Calendar

Our district calendar that was distributed to the community within the Herald last August shows that Monday, April 25th is a day when schools are closed. This is not correct, April 25th is a regular school day. Please make this correction on your calendar. The correction has been made on our website school calendar at We apologize for this inconvenience.

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