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.