Issue 107

Message from CEO Eric S. Gordon

Welcome to the start of the 2016-17 school year.

While most of our students return on August 15, students in our year-round schools return as early as July 25 for what I hope will be our most successful school year yet under The Cleveland Plan.

For four years, the digital clock on the home page of the CMSD website has been a visual reminder of the time and resources given to us in 2012 to turn around Cleveland’s public school system.

"The community should be encouraged and confident that more improvement is in store to come, as the school system is clearly on the right track."
-Dr. Michael Casserly
Executive Director
Council of the Great City Schools

Bipartisan support in the Ohio legislature for The Cleveland Plan and the subsequent passage of Issue 107 positioned the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to make good on its promise to replace decades of flat and declining results with positive gains.

CMSD has already celebrated a number of milestones on our Cleveland Plan journey, and those gains are featured throughout this website—gains made possible with the top-to-bottom overhaul of the Cleveland public school system that we promised and delivered over the last four years.

The community's continued faith in CMSD to ensure access to quality schools in every neighborhood is an investment in the city’s most valuable asset—its children.

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for everyone in our community, especially the children we serve. It is also a time to reflect on the progress we've made and renew our commitment to ensuring the best education possible for every child in our city.

Together, we are making the Cleveland Metropolitan School District a model urban school district and earning our reputation as one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation.

Eric Gordon  

Eric S. Gordon, CEO


Photos from the 2016 State of the Schools Address
September 14, 2016