CLEVELAND - A group of black professionals has honored the Cleveland mayor, who is coming off a big election win for a tax increase meant to improve city schools.
Mayor Frank Jackson was recognized Saturday evening by the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation. The organization has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships since 1985.
The group says it honored Jackson for his leadership on behalf of city schools, which are controlled by a mayor-appointed board.
On Tuesday city voters approved a four-year tax that could mean up to $85 million annually for schools.
The tax was part of a state-backed reform package that included teacher concessions on seniority and tenure.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Cuyahoga Co. Headlines
It’s been a few weeks, but many of our readers and viewers have been asking how they can help the three women rescued from captivity in a Cleveland home.
One of the men who made the international spotlight for his role in rescuing three women from captivity at a Cleveland home is apparently now on tour.