Charter school opening in Akron's old Goodyear HQ

AKRON, Ohio - A charter school operator says he's opening a new school in the former Goodyear headquarters in Akron.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the school serving grades K-8 is set to open in mid-August in about 43,000 square feet of the tire company's sprawling former offices on the east side of town.

The leasing agent for the property said he hopes to more tenants soon for the vacant Goodyear campus. Goodyear's new $160 million headquarters opened this month about a half mile away.

The charter school will be operated by I Can Schools, which has four schools in Cleveland. It will have the capacity for 300 students and expects 270 for the first year.

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