The Cleveland School Board unanimously passed a good portion of the CEO’s budget recommendations at Tuesday night’s meeting – including laying off 508 teachers.
The rest of the plan the was not voted on. They will vote on the remaining parts on May 4th.
During the meeting Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), presented the Cleveland Board of Education with a number of strategies designed to eliminate the District’s $66 million budget deficit. The two goals of these recommended strategies are to ensure that the district enter the 2012-13 school year with both a balanced budget, as required by law, and to enable continued efficient operation of our schools.
“The District has worked diligently to achieve fiscal stability so the attention of our staff and administration can be directed toward academic progress and toward securing additional revenue needed to sustain that progress,” said Gordon. “Instead, we find ourselves once again focusing on an annual budget deficit, brought on by rising costs and declining revenue.”…