Message from CEO Eric S. Gordon
Friend & Supporters of CMSD:
I am pleased to express my gratitude this morning to the residents of Cleveland for their support of Issue 68.
Your renewed investment in the children of Cleveland comes at a critical time for the district and makes it possible to continue the progress we have made together.
It is worth noting that the community’s decision to renew its support of Cleveland’s public schools came at a time when an anonymous opposition group worked hard to convince voters that your continued investment in Cleveland’s kids was not worth it. I am heartened to see that Cleveland voters responded, saying unequivocally, “Yes-- the children of Cleveland are worth our continued support.”
With your vision of Cleveland’s future, CMSD has an opportunity to build on our record graduation rates, increased math and reading scores, expanded access to preschool and our most recent efforts to ensure families in the worst connected city in the nation have digital devices and access to high speed internet.
Above all, passage of Issue 68 signals the strength, resilience and vision of a community known for your unwavering belief in the children of Cleveland and its commitment to their future.
Passage of Issue 68, which is the third renewal of our 2012 levy and a small increase in your investment, is a critical reminder every day of your continued trust, and of our responsibility to continue to deliver a return on your investment in Cleveland’s public schools.
Eric S. Gordon
11/5/2020 -- CEO Eric Gordon says CMSD will stretch revenue from Issue 68 so the District can take care of needs during the pandemic and beyond.
9/22/2020 -- Education is different in the COVID-19 era, but many of its elements are well worth keeping when the health threat eases, CEO Eric Gordon said in his annual State of the Schools address.
9/12/2020 -- The City Club will livestream the address at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The CEO will discuss challenges the District has faced dealing with the pandemic and remote learning, how it has risen to meet those challenges and plans for the future.
1/24/2019 -- CEO Eric Gordon, who is already the District’s longest serving superintendent in four decades, has received a four-year contract extension. The Board of Education voted 8-0 to approve an extension that will take effect July 1 and run through June 2023.
1/18/2019 -- Cleveland has been become the fourth chapter of Say Yes to Education, a historic development that will bring college scholarships to CMSD students while also providing services designed to keep them on track to graduation.
9/18/2018 -- Speaking to a full ballroom Thursday at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, CEO Eric Gordon ran through highlights from a new state report card released last week. While the report card gave CMSD an overall grade of F, the District has outpaced many of its peers in growth and progress on test scores, graduation rates, K-3 literacy improvement and closing achievement gaps.
8/3/2018 -- More than 600 CMSD supporters packed the ballroom at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on Friday, raising money for Army of Believers scholarships and honoring this year’s 19 recipients. The new District graduates received $5,000 scholarships and laptop computers as they head off to institutions that include Duke, Brown, Penn, Fordham, Case Western Reserve, the Berklee College of Music and the Culinary Institute of America.