The Akron School Board accepted another sizable donation from the LeBron James Family Foundation for the I Promise School, and in a separate action, moved ahead with a plan to get rid of several old school buildings.
The foundation has donated nearly $3 million towards the unique school for at-risk students on West Market Street, including $412,000 to provide further support.
“The additional supports that are being provided by the foundation provide for the extended school day, the extended school year, the additional mentoring, coaching, counseling, and family supports that go into the building,” said School Board President Patrick Bravo.
The I Promise School will eventually house students in first through eighth grades.
LeBron James returned to his hometown in July to help open up the school which started with 240 third and fourth graders
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