CLEVELAND --The Cleveland Board of Education has unanimously approved major teacher and staff cuts to fill a $66 million deficit.
Angry parents made their voices heard at the meeting.
The cuts involve 508 teachers and 52 support staff. Impacted employees were informed in person on Tuesday prior to the meeting.
The cuts will mean fewer classes for art, physical education and music. The board also approved shortening the K-8 school day by 50 minutes to help save money.
Compounding the district'sfinancial situation is a projection that enrollment will be down by 1,900 students next fall.