Levy allows Cleveland schools to extend day

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland public school children can thank voters for their longer school day.

Students in the city's schools will have the 50 minutes added to the day in January after voters approved a measure Tuesday to give the district more money.

The district had reduced art, music and gym classes to shorten the day last spring for kindergarten through eighth grades.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/SOHhnC ) reports that district chief executive officer Eric Gordon told the school board Wednesday that the 15-mill levy voters passed allows him to restore the time and many of the classes at the start of second semester in mid-January.

Voters on the east side of the city overwhelmed west side opposition to the measure.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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