Revere internships to partner with UA, businesses

by Sheldon Ocker

Feb. 21 school board meeting

The Revere Schools Board of Education approved a mini-internship to help high school seniors decide if a career as an entrepreneur or other business-related occupation fits their ambitions.

Superintendent Michael Tefs outlined the program as a five-week internship for up to seven students in the Class of 2023. Five local businesses have volunteered to sponsor the paid internships.

“Each business will control how much they compensate the students, right around $600,’’ he said.

The University of Akron will provide class credit, for which each intern will pay.

“It really does transform what the senior year looks like,’’ Tefs said. “Right now, it’s a five-week program … [interns] might end up having a job in the summer when they’re home from college.

“Who knows where the micro internship goes from there. It could expand from a five-week program to a semester-based program.’’

School administrators and teachers will evaluate the first group of mini-internships to determine whether to enlarge the program to involve more seniors and businesses for a longer span of time.

   In other action

• The board approved memorandums of understanding with the University of Akron, Kent State and Stark State to continue the College Credit Plus program.

• The board approved a resolution to allow third-graders to take state exams using paper and pencil rather than laptop computers for the 2023-24 school year.

• Friends for Harpley LLC donated $200 to the high school girls golf team. John Faust donated a cello valued at $700 to the Revere orchestra program. Rev Anabalagan donated 40 breakfast souffles valued at $274 to the Revere Transportation Department. ∞