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Superintendent Cash says MCS ready for Monday start

(WMC-TV) - Memphis City Schools students will get back to class next Monday.

Memphis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash remembered the exact time the district received the millions of dollars from the city of Memphis Friday.

"8:03 a.m.," said Cash.  "Twelve million dollars into the Memphis City Schools account."

It was the first of several large installments the city owes the school district after a lengthy legal battle that almost delayed the start of the school year.

When school bells ring Monday, Cash said everything and everyone will be in place.

"Everybody's working that much harder to insure that it's a good, anxiety, stress-free start," said Cash.

Among the superintendent's top priorities this school year include rolling out a new teacher evaluation system and making sure teachers are trained in new common core state education standards.

"We want students to get more understanding of what they're competing with and who they're competing with today," said Cash.  "It's a different kind of game."

Cash said students will be expected to play that game starting day one.

"That's why it's important for parents to get their children ready to get plenty of rest," said Cash.  "Come prepared to learn on the first day of school."

Cash said this year, students will have to study more, work harder and be serious about their education.

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