The Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce have written an official Resolution in support of the Cleveland ISD Bond referendum that has been proposed for the Nov. 2, 2021 election to build a new high school. Raylene Atkinson, Chair-Elect, presented the resolution to members of the Chamber at their recent luncheon.
The resolution asks that members and investors in the local Chamber join the board in support of the effort by Cleveland ISD to approve the $110 million bond for the construction of a new high school campus to be located in the south end of the district, namely in the Colony Ridge development.
The board members cite the accelerated growth of the school system, which has grown from 3,650 students in 2014 to over 10,000 students this school year, as well as the overwhelming burden placed on the current Cleveland High School campus, which was designed for just 1,800 students and is expected to reach over 4,400 students by 2024.
They believe this will be an asset to the area, both educationally and economically, in the future and that it would benefit the community and their organization.
The Chamber board finally resolves: “that the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce urgently encourages our investors and their employees to actively support the Cleveland ISD Bond Election on November 2, 2021 and vote in favor.”