Cold and Cloudy, CMSD Restores Full Day, BPA Dangers


Colder is the big weather story of the day. With the wind out of the northwest, lake effect cloud cover will give us a mostly cloudy sky. Tonight as the wind shifts, the cloud cover will clear and that will have temperatures starting in the teens and low 20s Thursday morning. The next disturbance will bring rain by Friday morning with showers lingering into Saturday morning before the next cold front brings heavy rain Sunday into Monday.

TODAY: Colder, more clouds than sun. High: 37 Wind: NW at 10-20 mph

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and very cold. Low: 23 Wind: N-SE at 5-10 mph

THURSDAY: Increasing clouds. High: 44

Effective January 22, 2013, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will restore the full school day for students in all K-8 schools. CEO Eric Gordon told Board members at the December 4 board meeting the district's ability to add 50 minutes to the school day in January was due to passage of the November 6 levy. "Thanks to the generosity of the people of Cleveland, we can restore programs, return 50 minutes to the school day and develop a much-needed plan for math and reading intervention," said Gordon. Passage of Issue 107, a four-year, 15-mill operating levy, was Cleveland's first vote of confidence in its public schools in 16 years. The CEO told the board that approximately $6.8 million tax dollars would be used to restore the lost instructional time, a 50-minute cut to the start and end of the school day that was a priority issue for many families.

The toxic chemical BPA could be contaminating your containers, cans and more. You watch what you eat. Do you watch what you eat from? Many of the cans and plastic containers in your cupboard may contain bisphenol-A (BPA), a toxin that can leach into food. BPA has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and other ills, and children are most at risk. "Almost every day, a new study is published indicating that BPA is harmful at remarkably low levels," says Renee Sharp of the Environmental Working Group. Click here for where BPA is most likely found.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager