Different districts face diverse challenges in new school year

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TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - If you ask any local superintendent, they'll tell you, even though there is a summer break, the work for the next school year never stops.

Source: MGN

Toledo Public Schools go back to class Thursday. The mid-August start is the earliest students have returned to TPS in years. Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant says the earlier start is a positive and it allows the teachers to get exams out of the way before the winter break.

In Sylvania, it's being called a transition year as the district gets ready to implement a redistricting plan in the 2018-2019 school year. This year will be the first at the helm for new Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske. Sylvania Schools' staff and teachers are excited about programs this year meant to implement more technology into teaching.

And in Perrysburg, over the last five years, there has been increase of more than 600 students. That's a whole elementary building according to Superintendent Tom Hosler. He says the growth in the district is showing no signs of letting up. This year, he says the focus is to continue to serve the needs of all students, delivering the best possible education.

Toledo is the only district, of the three mentioned, with a levy renewal up for a vote on November 7, 2017.