Oct. 24 – Board of Directors, Cleveland Transformation Alliance
Covered by Documenters Breana Smith and Nicholas Ventura

Buhrer Dual Language Academy, CMSD, Tremont
Buhrer Dual Language Academy, CMSD, Tremont

What happened: Mayor Justin Bibb highlighted three focus areas for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD): making up for learning lost during the pandemic, connecting families to their public-school options, and establishing programs focused on students’ mental health and well-being. 

Audit performed: The board reviewed and approved an audit of its finances. The Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA) had $448,924 in cash heading into 2022.

And also: CTA is working to finalize the draft of its annual Cleveland Plan report by early November.

The CTA resulted from an effort to “reinvent public education in Cleveland.” Former Mayor Frank Jackson began the initiative in 2011. Learn more on the CTA website.

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