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Cleveland school officials are staying true to their promise of transformation — at least when it comes to letting students know where they will attend classes in the fall.

Assignments for all of the nearly 50,000 students will be available Saturday at the Convention Center, during a fair that showcases the city’s public schools. Notices will be sent home from school with students whose families don’t attend.

In the past, students often have received assignments just before the start of classes in August, Chief Executive Officer Eugene Sanders says.

This year, officials scurried so families of students set to be displaced by the closing of 16 schools — part of an academic “transformation plan” — would know early where children are headed. Officials said they wanted to give families time to seek alternatives, including transfer to other Cleveland public schools.

Critics, mindful of history, questioned whether the district would get the job done. School board member Rashida Abdulhaqq is not convinced it was done well.

“I’ll wait and see,” she said.

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Article courtesy cleveland.com

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