Thursday, December 14, 2000

Court OKs takeover of schools

The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — Four years is a reasonable amount of time for Cleveland voters to wait before deciding whether to return their school system to citizen control, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

        The court upheld a state law allowing Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White control over city schools.

        Under the 1998 law, Mr. White chose a nine-member school board and chief executive to manage the schools' 10,000 employees and $600 million annual budget.

        A federal judge suspended most of the elected board's duties in 1995, citing mismanagement and low student test scores, and placed the district under state control.


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