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High-quality preschools have openings for 2015-2016 school year

SPACES AVAILABLE AT PRIVATE AND CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOMS (Plain Press, September 2015) There is good news for families in Cleveland who wish to send their 3- or-4-year-old preschoolers to a high-quality program this school year. According to PRE4CLE, Cleveland’s high-quality preschool expansion plan, private preschools and Cleveland Metropolitan School District classrooms that partner … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District updates plans for school construction

(Plain Press, April 2015) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of open houses, over the past month, to gather community input on its updated construction plan for Issue 4 funds passed by voters this past November. The school district anticipates the bond issue will raise $200 million and the state of Ohio … Continue reading

Issue 4: What does passage mean for neighborhood schools?

(Plain Press, November 2014) Issue 4 on the November 4th Ballot asks Cleveland voters to extend the bond issue originally passed by Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) voters in 2001. Since Issue 4 is a renewal, the district stresses it will not raise taxes. The CMSD notes that the bond issue will cost the owner … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice

July 2014 Issue of the Plain Press


West Park Summerfest

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, June 1st, 2014; West Park Summerfest, Jefferson Park, Lorain Avenue between W. 133 & W. 134th Streets: A young child seems thrilled to be able to hold the snake while visiting with Jungle Bob.

School Board passes draft of facilities plan extension

(Plain Press, July 2014) After a series of Facilities Plan Open Houses where residents and stakeholders were asked to rank various scenarios in their school’s cluster, the Cleveland School Board met for three hours, on Monday June 23rd, to discuss various options and vote to approve a draft of a facilities plan extension at its … Continue reading

Springtime brings transitions for several area organizations and individuals

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, May 1, 2014, Megan Meister Moves On Party, Los Dos Fronteras, 3292 Fulton Road: (L-R) Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Executive Director Jeff Ramsey, Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone, Megan Meister, Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins, and Ward 12 Councilman Anthony Brancatelli.  Friends of Megan Meister gathered to wish her … Continue reading

Art House Table

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, January 22, 2014, West Park Youth Activities Fair, Artemus Ward School, 4315 W. 140th Street: Stephanie Kluk of Art House shows some artwork samples to Mikael White, age 4.

Young Artist

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, January 22, 2014, West Park Youth Activities Fair, Artemus Ward School, 4315 W. 140th Street: Mikayla White, age 6, works on his artwork at the Art House table.