The East Cleveland School District is pushing back against a proposed state takeover. A temporary restraining order the district filed was denied Friday, but the school district will fight to retain its independence.
A judge set a hearing for the fall.
The district is seeking to retain control after seeing an improvement in 15 of 21 state performance measures on their last report card.
According to East Cleveland City Schools Superintendent Myrna Corley, both literacy and graduation rates in the district are up.
Because of three overall failing report cards, House Bill 70 allows the state to take control.
"The children in the East Cleveland City School District are not failures and I want them to hear that and I want them to know that because many of them have already expressed their concerns about a takeover," Corley said.