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A little more than two weeks into a new school year and Newschannel 5 is investigating one local charter school network, where staff members say they just got word their jobs might be eliminated. ‘I Can Schools’ says six of their eight schools in the state are at risk of losing 24 positions. 10, at University of Cleveland Preparatory School on East 40th. Staff members tell Newschannel 5 it is not a good work environment, and the issue is deeper than the way it may appear. Employees say they feel insecure and some folks say they are being taken advantage of.
“Over worked, under paid,” said one staff member.  “I just feel like i was lied to.”
We spoke with employees who did not want to be identified but say it is a big problem for all positions, even those who are salaried.

“Sometimes they work up to seven days a week and for the most part they only get paid for five days.” said staff member.
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