GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Drastic changes to the Garfield Heights Schools are now in effect.
According to the district, the financial situation remains bleak due to another failed levy.
Over the past several years, the district has eliminated more than $4 million from the district's operating budget resulting in the loss of many teachers and educational opportunities for students.
With no new funding in sight, the District was forced to make drastic changes in the school day structure. In order to focus more time and teachers on teaching reading and mathematics, the elementary music, art, physical education, and library programs in kindergarten through grade 5 will be eliminated. Those same programs will be greatly reduced in the middle school.