CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - $1.2 million. That's the price the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will have to pay over the bungling of a union contract.
Seven months after Carl Monday and his team began investigating, the school district finally released documentation.
The documents show the district paid out a total of $484,000 to dozens of teachers at Max S. Hayes High School.
But that's not all. The district was forced to fund back pay and penalties to teachers at two other Cleveland schools.
It's a payout that Cleveland Teachers Union chief negotiator Shari Obrenski says could have been avoided.
"When we brought this to the attention of the district, they acknowledged there was a problem. It should have been fixed immediately. There is no excuse for this to continue to go on," Obrenski said.
What is behind all this, and why did the district take so long to pay up? Carl Monday has the answers Monday at 11 p.m. on Cleveland 19 News.