Issue 107: School district cut what they could

7:12 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- School leaders continued their efforts Wednesday to convince voters to pass Issue 107.

Currently, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is at a crossroads. They believe the only way to guarantee and improve the quality of education for students is by passing the levy.

In the last two years, the district has cut over $114 million in expenses as565 teachers and staff were cut at the end of this year.

Federal and state funding has been cut by $134 million, including the stimulus funding.

"We don't want to cut any more teachers. We don't want to cut any more vital programs. We don't want to cut any more time our of a school day. We want to make sure that this school district has all the necessary tools that it has in place in order to succeed and not just survive," says Blaine Griffin, campaign manager for Right Plan Right Now.

A school levy has not passed in Cleveland for 16 years. If the levy passes, it will cost an average property owner 63 cents a day for four years.


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