Steve Arnold

Hello and thank you for visiting the Superintendent’s page. As I begin my fourth year with Central Local Schools, I would like to thank the community for helping to make my first three years as your superintendent an excellent experience. In partnership with an extremely caring faculty and staff, I will continue to do all I can to help our students achieve the highest levels, both in the classroom and through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Educating young people has and always will be a joint effort between school and home. Continued support from parents, grandparents, and guardians is essential for the overall well-being of today’s learners. One of our main goals at Central Local Schools is to develop partnerships with families to encourage a cooperative effort in all aspects of the school environment. We highly encourage you to build positive relationships with your children’s teachers, principals, coaches, bus drivers, and other school personnel. Working together, we can assure that your children are pushed to their maximum level of capability while maintaining a safe and secure learning atmosphere.

In order to succeed in today’s market, students of all ages must be exposed to an appropriate 21st Century learning environment, which includes the use of modern technology. With inspiring lessons from our teachers to solid support from our technology department, administration, and board of education, our district is providing the needed skills to succeed after graduation. Students who graduate from Fairview High School are ready for the challenges that lie ahead in the next chapter of their lives, whether that be college, military, the work force, or some other avenue.

Phase I of the renovation/remodeling project is nearly complete.  The HS/MS parking lot has been expanded and completely paved.  It looks fabulous with sufficient parking spaces for years to come.  Inside the HS/MS building, we have remodeled/updated twelve interior spaces that will provide for an enhanced educational experience for our students.  Our six science rooms are now better equipped to provide the above-mentioned 21st Century education, while our band and chorus rooms have been redesigned to allow for more flexibility with classroom activities.  Finally, our restrooms have had a major facelift, and we’ve added a family restroom in the high school wing to accommodate both our students and our fans on game nights.  

A new bus garage is currently under construction and is expected to be finished during the winter months.  Along with providing an upgrade to the transportation department, this facility will include much-needed rest rooms and a concession stand for the softball complex.  

In addition to the physical improvements listed above, we also excited to begin our textbook adoption plan this year.  Through collaboration between principals and teachers, we have adopted a new series of high school science books, middle school social studies books, and elementary reading/language arts books.  This is just the first year of the adoption plan, with the goal of providing many new educational resources for our students and teachers for the next several years.  Once again, a huge thank you goes out to our community for supporting the permanent improvement levy in November 2019 that has allowed us to make these educational and cosmetic improvements for the students and community.

Again, we want to work as partners with our community. If you have a concern about something happening at school or during a school event, please contact the appropriate school employee for assistance. If you aren’t sure who to contact, feel free to call the central office (419-658-2808), and we will assist you. My door is always open.

Here’s hoping for a great 2021-2022 school year.

Fairview Pride – Community Wide

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Fairview Elementary School
Phone: 419 658-2511   |   Fax: 419 658-2302
Address: 14060 Blosser Rd., Sherwood, Ohio 43556

Fairview Middle School
Phone: 419 658-2331   |   Fax: 419 658-4010
Address: 06289 U.S. Highway 127, Sherwood, Ohio 43556

Fairview High School
Phone: 419 658-2378   |   Fax: 419 658-4010
Address: 06289 U.S. Highway 127, Sherwood, Ohio 43556

Phone: 419 658-2808

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