Big changes are coming for a pair of Akron high schools.

The Akron Public Schools have announced that Garfield High School will merge with Kenmore High School. Kenmore was last renovated in 1981.

The school board says dropping enrollment and state budget cuts were major factors in the decision. Many parents are upset at the board's decision, but the district says it's doing what it believes is best for the students.

"It was a tough decision, a very tough decision that we had to make for our district," says Akron Public School Board President Bruce Alexander. 'The main thing is we have to do this for the kids."