PLSD Convocation

Welcome Back, Teachers and Staff
Posted on 08/26/2019
Superintendent Todd Boggs greets teachers during the 2019-2020 convocation address.

It’s official: Summer break for the Perkins Schools faculty and staff is over. 

On Friday, teachers and faculty returned to their buildings for the first official staff day of the 2019-2020 school year. At midday, staff from across Perkins Schools gathered for a Convocation address in Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium. Superintendent Todd Boggs welcomed the staff back for the school year – his second year in the district. 


“For me, concluding one year and entering my second year, I have learned that there is a tremendous sense of family within our district and beyond,” Mr. Boggs told the staff. 


The district, he said, has set its goals and expectations are high.


“Let’s beat these goals. The answers are right here among us,” said Mr. Boggs as he gestured to the audience. “I need you to help our children achieve. We have a laser focus on academics, climate and culture, and someday facilities will be addressed.”


The district’s building principals also welcomed the faculty and introduced their new teachers and staff members. Alice James, the head of the Perkins Education Association, and Wayne Ramey, the head of the classified staff union, also welcomed the staff back. 


The audience also included Perkins Township trustees, Police Chief Robb Parthemore, and Chief David Murphy, as well as Abbey Bemis from the Erie County Economic Development Corp. 


Ms. Bemis told the staff about her organization and briefly discussed the crucial relationship between the local schools and business. 


Mr. Boggs concluded the convocation with some simple advice: “Support each other. We’re here to support you.”