Superintendent of Schools

Hello Kirtland Local School Community,                

I need to start by thanking our students, staff, parents and community for a tremendous 2020-21 school year! While faced with historic challenges, everyone stepped up to ensure that learning continued and it was done safely throughout the pandemic while ending the school year on a very positive note for our students. The end of school year parties and award ceremonies were able to take place. The annual drive-in movie night also was well attended. Our 94 seniors were able to have an in-person graduation ceremony and participated in many fun activities. I am so proud and grateful for our Class of 2021’s leadership. In their last week of school, our seniors could be found all over the school campus and the city providing hours of community service. They were working with our youngest students, painting the Buddy Benches, landscaping and picking up trash. This speaks volume to their character and the legacy they have left behind. 

Our staff is beyond excited to be welcoming back our students this school year to in-person learning. We will strive to provide the best quality education in a safe environment for our students and staff. We will continue to work closely with our local health officials to adjust our school protocols as needed. The community can find these protocols and other updates on our website at

The district has put together a comprehensive plan to help ensure our students are getting the needed support for deficiencies that may have resulted from the challenges faced during the pandemic. The plan includes progress monitoring, supports for academic needs, extended learning opportunities and support for the social and emotional well- being of our students.The “Learning Recovery and Extended Learning Plan” can be found on our website at:

Thank you again to our voters for approving the Permanent Improvement levy in May. Throughout the school year, I will keep the community updated on the exciting progress of our projects that include the renovation of a science lab and stadium. You will be able to follow and get updates on our website at

Thanks for all of your support and Go Hornets! 
Chad VanArnhem



Mr. Chad VanArnhem
Superintendent of Schools
Kirtland Local Schools
9252 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094
Voice: 440-256-3311 ext. 1001
Fax: 440-256-3831
[email protected]

Mrs. Ann Paulic
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
9252 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, OH 44094
Voice: 440-256-3311 ext. 1000
[email protected]


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