Cleveland School Board Approves Major Teacher & Staff Cuts

In order to fill a $66 million budget deficit, the Cleveland Board of Education has unanimously approved major teacher and stuff cuts.

Under the plan, 508 teachers and 52 support staff would be out of jobs. Employees to be impacted by the move were informed in person on Tuesday prior to the board meeting.

As a result of the cuts, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will offer few art, physical education and music classes. To save money, the board also approved shortening the school day for K-8 students by 50 minutes.

Adding to CMSD's financial woes is the projection that the school district's enrollment will be down by about 1,900 students next fall.