• Cleveland NJROTC will remain open

    10:37 PM, Mar 20, 2013   

    ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Saint Louis Public School leaders met Wednesday night to discuss closing schools.

    Cleveland High School, Sherman Elementary, L'Ouverture Middle, Fresh Start South, Multiple Pathways, and Beaumont High were all recommended to be closed.

    NewsChannel 5 learned Wednesday night that Cleveland High School will stay open, and enrollment will increase for the 2013-2014 school year.  Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says staff and alumni devised a recruitment plan to increase the number of of incoming students from 68 to 111 and to continue increasing enrollment through partnerships with middle schools.

    The other five schools are still scheduled to close.

    There was also a recommendation to eliminate 20 social workers, nurses, and counselors, and that recommendation was reversed.

    The school district also decided to remain on a three-tier bell schedule instead of moving to two-tier schedule. This means the district will not spend $5.7 million to add 94 buses next year.

    There were also plans to cut a total of 134 jobs, and that number has been reduced to 32. Twelve of those will come from the Central Office staff.

    Class sizes within the district will remain the same.