CLEVELAND -- As Channel 3 News first reported, Mayor Jackson met with education stakeholders last night about stepping up school reform.
Part of the plan, calls for a tax issue to go on the ballot in November. The district is facing a nearly $65 million dollar deficit next year.
"I think it has a good chance of passing," says Mayor Jackson. He believes if the community believes real change will happen, it will support new taxes.
The Mayor also wants to change rules for teacher seniority and pay. Governor Kasich has said he supports these initiatives.
During his State of the State speech, the governor offered to go door-to-door with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to lobby lawmakers for changes needed for some of the mayor's education proposals.
"We just rejected Senate Bill 5 and now here we go again, we are very disappointed," says CTU President David Quolke.
He says the union has already compromised on a lot of union rules.