Cleveland schools CEO on reopening in November: ‘We have not made a decision yet’

Cleveland schools CEO on reopening in November: ‘We have not made a decision yet’
Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO urging feds for $200 billion in COVID-19 relief

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, held his annual “State of the Schools” address on Tuesday afternoon.

Gordon’s remarks come as approximately 38,000 Cleveland school students are fully-immersed in remote learning for the first nine weeks of the school year.

“We have not made a decision yet for second quarter," Gordon said when asked about reopening plans for the semester that starts in November.

One of the challenges the CMSD faced before sessions resumed on Sept. 8 was ensuring students had the technology and connectivity needed for successful remote learning in one of the poorest and worst-connected cities in the country.

“In CMSD today, every student now has a tablet or laptop computer, and their families and caregivers have hotspots or other access to the Internet, a large number of them for the first time in their lives," Gordon added.

This story will be updated.

Copyright 2020 WOIO. All rights reserved.