Welcome to Program Manager Kelley Bagayoko

Please welcome Kelley Bagayoko, CPS Program Manager for the Clifton Area Neighborhood School. Ms. Bagayoko has served as Assistant Principal to Kilgour School and was a fellow in Ohio’s BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio Schools.” She graduated from Tulane University and Ohio State University, has a background in law and served as Chief of Staff to Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno. Before working in education Ms. Bagayoko worked in law and governmental affairs.

CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell appointed Ms. Bagayoko and Assistant Superintendent Susan Bunte to guide establishment of the school. Along with our interim principal Jaren Finney at Rising Stars Academy on Vine, they will advise and support the preparation of the permanent location at former Clifton School building (3711 Clifton Avenue), the hiring of teachers, planning & executing recruitment & enrollment activities, and establishment of community partnerships. Ms. Bagayoko and Ms. Bunte are working in collaborating with the CANS Advisory Group also.  “CPS is strongly committed to the development of this neighborhood school, as we continue to add grades year by year to serve preschool through 6th grades. We’re dedicating resources and staff to grow this new educational entity in partnership with the families and communities it will serve,” said Superintendent Mitchell. “I’m looking forward to working with the families of the Clifton, CUF and Spring Grove Village communities as we continue to move forward.”

Ice Cream Social

This event could not have happened without a bunch of volunteers who planned and produced this event, CPS Administration for allowing the use of the facility, Cincinnati Neighborhood Games who brought various games to play, and UDF who donated the ice cream.  Below are a collection of photos from the event.  Click on the photos to get them to scroll.

A lot of information was collected from some attendees regarding their feedback on what CPS should do with the Rawson Farmhouse property.  The CANS Advisory Group continues to collect feedback, and will present it all to the public in a community meeting soon this year.

CTM votes in support of CANS

During the August 7, 2017, Clifton Town Meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the following statement including associated actions:

The Clifton Area Neighborhood School is opening August 2017 to receive & educate children from CUF, Spring Grove Village, and Clifton. An associated Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is forming with a mission to foster the relationship between school, home, and community to provide for the academic success of all the students of the school. To that end, the PTO works in partnership with the school's administration, staff and committees and organizes events, programs, and fundraisers in support of that mission.

CTM will act as the fiscal agent for the Clifton Area Neighborhood School PTO to allow it to gain the opportunity to receive charitable contributions for its mission. CTM will cease to act as the fiscal agent once the PTO receives a decision from the IRS on a 501c3 determination.

In support of the school, the children, and the PTO's mission, CTM will commit to spend up to a maximum of $499 during the period Aug - Sept 2017 to allow the PTO organization to incorporate and file for it's own 501c3 application with the IRS.

CTM supports providing guaranteed access to the children of Clifton, CUF, and Spring Grove Village to the newly opening public neighborhood elementary school that will have an eventual permanent location at 3711 Clifton Avenue. CTM supports all (parents, teachers, community members) who are working to achieve quality education at this new school.