CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Schools will be shopping for a new leader.
Dr. Eugene Sanders, CEO of the school district since 2006, resigned suddenly over the weekend. The announcement upset both teachers and parents.
"I think it was some unfinished business. He pulled a Lebron James," Larnell Hill.
"The school system is already suffering enough so it's not a good thing," Hope Tramble.
"Every time we get a good start something else happens so I'm not very happy right now about it," Laurie Gray.
"He kind of left us in the middle of the river. I'm sad," retired teacher David Raspberry.
Mayor Frank Jackson says he not going to cry over spilled milk.
"People will say that but the whole question will be as to what we do as a result of that. What I will not get into is taking that attitude bemoaning the situation," Mayor Frank Jackson.
"It is what it is. The man has made a decision."
Dr. Eugene Sanders, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District since 2006, informed Mayor Frank G Jackson, School Board Chair Denise Link and Vice Chair Louise Dempsey that he will retire, with an effective date as soon as February 1, 2011.