Learning Center (complete) (formerly Rimer Elementary School)
Akron, OH 44314-3691
330/761-7905; Fax 330/848-3614
Colors: Blue and Gold
Average Class Size: 20
Average Enrollment: 261
Design Enrollment: 350
Principal: Rebecca Cacioppo
The dedication ceremony took on Thursday, September 10, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. Students began attending classes in the new building on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.
Rimer's Master Facility Plan
A new school was built on the current site. There was not
enough room to build a new school on the site with the existing
school standing, so it was demolished. Students relocated to
the old Voris Elementary School while the new school was built.
Every Rimer CLC classroom is equipped with the latest in technology. Other features include better lighting; up-to-date heating, ventilation and AC; and improved, safer and better-equipped kitchen equipment. A new gymnasium was designed to make fitness and good nutrition fun and achievable. Colors like green, yellow and blue evoke a sense of calm and freshness to the new facility. Each Rimer CLC classroom contains a new projector which allows teachers to connect to the Internet, play audio and display video on a large screen. The new building also boasts enhanced security, with a controlled entry allowing staff to monitor school visitors. Cameras monitor outside entrances and corridors, and exterior doors are secured while school is in session. The new playground is surfaced with safety material and enclosed by a fence.
All designs are the work of an
architectural firm from one of six firms, which comprise the Akron
Architectural Group. AAG architects work with Akron Public Schools
architects on each site. The architectural firm designing the
Rimer Community Learning Center was Braun & Steidl Architects Inc.
(John Wheeler, project architect).
Fred Herr was the Akron Public Schools liaison.