School Officials Begin To Release Construction Plans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland school officials are beginning to release details of their $1 billion construction plan.

Officials said that they would begin replacing 46 schools with new buildings this year and would likely close 16 other schools beginning in 2007.

S

chool officials released a draft of their master plan
on Tuesday
night
. The draft
gives an idea
of
how things could shape up over the next
several years.

Cleveland Municipal School District

CEO
B
arbara
B
yrd-
B
ennett sa
id that
school officials w
ould
continue to seek community input
regarding
the plan.

A

draft of the master plan
is expected to
go
to the state
government
by
S
unday.

T

he school board is expected to vote on the plan in
M
ay.

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