Kriner Cash will not be offered Charlotte schools job

(WMC-TV) – Memphis City Schools' Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash may not be looking for a new job after all.

It was announced that Cash, who was among three finalists to take over the helm of the Charlotte-Mecklenberg School system, did not get the job.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education announced it preliminary selected Dr. Heath Morrison, of Reno, Nevada, for the position of superintendent.

"We had three very talented individuals in the list of finalists. All of them had unique strengths and areas of expertise," said Ericka Ellis-Stewart, chair of the Board of Education, in a written statement. "But we believe that Dr. Morrison is the right leader for CMS now."

"After thoughtful consideration and the counsel of my family, I made the decision to withdraw my name from the list of finalists.  We have made a tremendous amount of progress in Memphis City Schools during the last four years and it is my hope to see our students and staff members continue on an upward trajectory," said Cash in a written statement.  "I congratulate CMS on the selection of their new superintendent and I wish them the best as they move forward."

The Board will vote on the decision on April 24.

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