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First Ring Superintendents' Collaborative

The First Ring Superintendents’ Collaborative (FRSC) is an association of suburban school superintendents whose school districts surround the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The FRSC was established in 2000 to address the unique educational challenges of First Ring school districts, including poverty, mobility, cultural diversity, and efforts to close the achievement gap by reducing disparities in students’ academic performance. The collaborative is composed of 16 school districts that collectively serve more than 65,000 students. It includes the following members:
  • Bedford
  • Berea
  • Brooklyn
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights
  • Cuyahoga Heights
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid
  • Fairview Park
  • Garfield Heights
  • Lakewood
  • Maple Heights
  • Parma
  • Richmond Heights
  • Shaker Heights
  • South Euclid-Lyndhurst
  • Warrensville Heights


The FRSC is supported by the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, and the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Cuyahoga County.

Contact Information

 Joe Bergant 
Director, First Ring Superintendent's Collaborative
(216) 901-4245
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