CMSD to Restore Full K-8 School Day

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CLEVELAND — Changes are under way to kindergarten through 8th grade school days in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

The district is adding 50 minutes to school days in its K-8 schools, reversing the cut due to budget constraints. The change came about in a December 4 board meeting and will take effect January 22, 2013.

The addition was made possible by the passage of Issue 107 on the November 6 ballot. The four-year, 15-mill operating levy will provide $6.8 million in tax dollars to also be used to fund art, music and physical education programs, and add reading, mathematics and science intervention.

During the months of December and January, schools will also reschedule students, re-route bus transportation, adjust breakfast and lunch schedules and other changes.

For updates, the district will post new school times and other information on the official CMSD website.

The school district also unveiled more details about Issue 107 and The Cleveland Plan at its December 4 board meeting. In a 33-page document, the district outlined a plan to launch a six-week effort to gain input about The Cleveland Plan from the community.

For more on Issue 107, click here