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Cleveland's public school district closes Glenville High School due to teacher absences, a rare kind of thing in public education.....What is going on?

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Metropolitan School District officials abruptly closed Glenville High School Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 “because of staff absences.”

CMSD big wigs confirmed the closing action across their social media platforms Thursday morning, including on Facebook.

“There will be no remote learning,” CMSD added, though district CEO Dr  Eric Gordon has not elaborated on why so many teachers would take off at once after just returning from the Thanksgiving Holiday break. Whether the teacher absences are COVID-19 related also has not been clarified by school district officials.

One Facebook participant shot back in response to the closing announcement and posted that "the teachers have spoken."

The high school is located on the city's majority Black east side in the historic Glenville Neighborhood in Ward 9

This is a developing story given that it is a rarity for an entire high school to close in a public school district in a major American city due to teacher absences. Cleveland teachers, most of whom are white suburbanites, work under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 December 2022 19:32

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