At Monday night's meeting of the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners, new district superintendent Kriner Cash laid out his plan for the first 100 days of the upcoming school year.
"This is where we're going to start tonight," he said, "with full gusto and vigor."
Cash cited research and data, using charts and graphics in a Powerpoint presentation, to show how he wants to reshape a district craving a leader with a new and fresh approach.
"The people that I'm talking to want to help," Cash said. "The business community, the faith community, the teachers are eager. They want more support in their schools." Cash's key initiatives and objectives for the first 100 days include:
Cash's security plan includes 500 metal detectors district wide, and 77 MPD and MCS officers in schools, with 104 by December of 2008.
The new superintendent also encouraged training security and school administrators on gang identification.
"We need to change the model there, so students can come to school feel like they want to come to school, and are progressing toward an outcome towards the world of work," Cash said.
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