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Dave and Susan Dudas, co-founders of the Edge Academy, established Akros Middle School for parents that demand a choice for their child's education.  

Students should never be in possession of medication. Parents should bring the proper paper work and medication directly to the office. Both the parent and doctor’s signature must be on file before any medication (prescription or non-prescription) will be administered to the child. If your child is in possession of medication **See suspension policy**. Also, medication must be in its original container and have a fixed label with student name, name of medication, dosage, and method and time of administration.

Inhaler Policy – The written approval form shall include the following:

  • Physician and parent/guardian written authorization
  • The student’s name and address
  • Name and doses of the medication contained in the inhaler
  • Date when administration is to begin and cease
  • Written instructions that outline procedures school personnel should follow in the event
    the medication does not produce the expected relief from the student’s asthma attack
  • Side effects or severe reactions that may occur to the child for whom the medication was prescribed
  • Emergency telephone numbers for physician and parent/guardian
  • Other special instructions

Note: Students are permitted to carry asthma inhalers with the consent of the student’s physician and parent/guardian and written approval as stated above, however sharing of inhalers is prohibited and will result in severe consequence.

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?

Do not send your child to school if any of the following symptoms or conditions were present in the last 24 hours. You may be asked to take your child home if your child:

  • Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Your child may return to school when the temperature has been normal (98.6) for 24 hours.
  • Has been vomiting. If your child has two or more episodes during the previous evening or night they may not attend school. If it is caused by a condition that is not contagious and the student is able to remain hydrated and participate in school activities, the child may attend school.
  • Diarrhea/loose stool 2 or more loose stools above normal for student; contain blood or mucus. Medical evaluation required for stools with blood or mucus. Readmission after diarrhea can occur when the following conditions are met:
    • Diapered children must have their stool contained by the diaper, even if the stool remains loose.
    • Toilet trained children do not have toileting accidents.
  • Has rash. Rash with fever. May return to school after medical evaluation has determined not to be communicable.
  • Untreated infected skin patches that have weeping fluid and are on an exposed surface that cannot be covered with a waterproof dressing.
  • Has bacterial infection. Your child may return to school after taking prescribed antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Has pink eye. Purulent drainage from the eye(s) does not improve when any discharge that is present is wiped from the eye(s). If the child complains of eye pain with redness, child should see a health care provider. If an antibiotic is prescribed, the child must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Has live lice. Please check with your school health clinic about the school district lice policy.
  • Scabies
  • Has been prescribed narcotics and is currently taking them. Students are not permitted to take narcotics while at school. The student should return to school once there pain can be controlled by Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
  • Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
    • Excessive tiredness, pale, difficult to wake, confused or irritable, lack of appetite
    • Productive coughing, sneezing
    • Continuous coughing
    • Headache, body aches, earache
    • Sore throat

A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.

Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.

If you are unsure about whether or not to send your child to school, please contact the school health clinic staff with any questions you may have.


Akros Middle School does not discriminate in the administration of the educational and admission policies and procedures, or other school programs, and enrolls students without regard to color, sex, national and/or ethnic origin, disability, race, religion, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state,or local law. Akros Middle School is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take the proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the administrative code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information, contact school administrators or the Ohio Department of Education.

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A charter school as defined by the United States Department of Education is: A nonsectarian, tuition-free, public elementary or secondary school that is exempt from significant state or local rules that inhibit the flexible operation and management of public schools. Charters are created by a developer as a public school or adapted by a developer from an existing public school, and are operated under public supervision and direction. They operate under state charter laws in pursuit of a specific set of educational objectives determined by the school’s developer and agreed to by the authorized public chartering agency. All charters have a written performance contract with a public chartering agency that includes a description of how student performance will be measured pursuant to state assessments that are required of other schools. Charters also comply with federal civil rights laws and IDEA, and applicable federal, state and local health, safety and audit requirements. (sec. 5210(1)).What this means is:

  • Choice in education - parents have choices inside their community on how they want there child educated. A charter school must meet the educational requirement set by the Department of Education or it will be closed. This is different from a public school were unacceptable performing schools are "re-organized" and can continue poor performance.
  • Lower Cost - A charter school must operate within their budget. All public and chartered schools are given a fixed income from their state for each student they are teaching. They also receive additional funding for low income students and students with special needs. A charter school is not eligible for local funding and will never be on a ballet asking to pass a levy for more money.
  • Exemption from significant state or local rules that inhibit flexible operation - A charter school is governed by a board of individuals, often successful business people and educators. The Board decides the direction a school will go, how and where funding will be spent and are able to make decisions a public school can not.

There are many arguments for and against charter schools. To put it simply, if public schools were capable of providing a viable education for all students. there would have never been a place for charter schools. Choice matters. Competition matters.