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District to present recommendations for programs, facilities

CMSD will present emerging recommendations for the future of academic programs and facilities at both K-8 schools and high schools when a series of six community meetings begins Saturday, Oct. 19. 

Two meetings will be held that day – at 10 a.m. at Jane Addams Business Careers Center, 2373 E. 30th St., and 1:30 p.m. at James Ford Rhodes Campus, 5100 Biddulph Rd.

(CEO Eric Gordon discusses the planning process in "Talk to the CEO." See video above.)

The District has shared data and gathered feedback from the community at a series of meetings on K-8 schools and high schools. CMSD will continue to collect feedback.

The Board of Education could vote on recommendations as early as November. The soonest that any changes would occur would be in the 2020-21 school year.

Cleveland’s population patterns have changed over the last five years, and the Board of Education wants to ensure that the taxpayers’ investment in their school facilities matches the community’s needs. The independent Bond Accountability Commission has also called for a fresh look, citing trends in enrollment and construction costs.

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