APS observed a drop of 300 kindergarten students last 12 months. Where are they now?

In the early months of past summer, Angelo and Kimberly Donatelli experienced a decision to make: whether or not to enroll their son in kindergarten in the middle of the pandemic. 

The approach was to ship 4-yr-old Lorenzo to King Community Understanding Centre in Akron General public Educational institutions with his two more mature brothers. But COVID-19 meant kindergarten would now be on line, at least to start out the yr. 

That meant on the web college for Lorenzo’s more mature siblings, together with their father, a instructor at North Superior Faculty. 

“I failed to know how a lot I was heading to have to aid my boys, along with instructing my very own lessons,” Donatelli stated. 

Lorenzo was presently heading to be youthful for his grade. With uncertainty looming, they held him back again a yr. With college now slated to be in-human being to start out the 12 months, Lorenzo will at last be part of his brothers this slide at King. 

Families very last calendar year ended up faced with just one really hard choice following a further, ensuing in quite a few pupils switching educational facilities or not enrolling at all. 

That confirmed up in Akron’s enrollment figures for final university yr.