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Minor land swap clears way for new Max Hayes high school on Cleveland's West Side

October 9, 2013 by By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A land swap between the school district, city and nearby businesses will give the district the land it wants for the new Max Hayes high school, due to be built by the 2015-16 school year.
District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon told the board Tuesday that the trade helps the district have an unbroken parcel for the school, while giving the businesses street access after part of Walworth is closed. He said City Council has already approved the deal.
The district will close the current Max Hayes building on Detroit Avenue when the new one opens, though the New Tech West high school in that building will remain in its annex unless a new location is found.