Cleveland Schools Budget Plan Leads to Controversy

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CLEVELAND– Tuesday night, hundreds of teachers and school officials went head-to-head at Buhrer Elementary School on the city’s west side.

They were going back and forth over a new student-based budgeting plan.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon says the plan is more equitable because the dollars follow the student.

But teachers say it’s really an attempt to slash spending and eliminate jobs.

The school district is projected to lose close to 1,500 students in 2015 which means a $14.3 million reduction from its current budget.

Watch Suzanne Stratford’s report above for more on tonight’s meeting.

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