Steve Arnold

Hello and thank you for visiting the Superintendent’s page. As I begin my third year with Central Local Schools, I would like to thank the community for helping to make my first two 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.

With the passage of a permanent improvement levy in November 2019, the community has given our team the go-ahead to begin several interior and exterior projects on the MS/HS campus. This summer, the roof was repaired and recoated, giving the district another twenty-plus years of protection. In addition, new middle school lockers were installed that allow our middle schoolers to opportunity to have a 21st century locker. More interior projects are in the planning stages, including renovating the band & chorus room, the six science rooms, and the MS & HS restrooms. Exterior projects currently under discussion include expanding & paving the parking lot and building a bus garage near the softball field that will include rest rooms & a concession stand. School leaders are very thankful for the community’s support.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this school year may have a different feel. However, the goal of our administration, faculty, and staff is to make students feel safe at all times so that learning can occur at its normal high level. Several precautions are in place that will allow students to focus on learning. Many thanks go out to our fine maintenance staff for their tireless work this summer preparing our school buildings to be safe learning environments.

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 2020-2021 school year.

Fairview Pride – Community Wide

Go Apaches!

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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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