Posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:07 AM
Wednesday, Aug 8 at 8:20 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- New Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison stopped by the NewsChannel 36 studio Wednesday morning to talk about the upcoming school year, his goals for the school system and the DNC in September.
Morrison spent time talking about the areas of instability that he wants to improve at CMS. He talked on developing a stronger relationship between teachers and parents, and improving the CMS environment.
"We want to make sure we're hiring the right people, give them good training, good professional development, capacity building, all the things that keep people who want to stay in your organization," Morrison said.
He also talked about CMS' plans for the DNC in September for certain schools located near uptown.
"We're excited about the [DNC] coming to Charlotte, we want to be apart of that," Morrison said. "We have three schools in the immediate area and 80 bus stops. We have a lot of logistical things that have to be planned. We have been meeting with city officials and we have some plans that were announced today, but those could change."
Finally, Morrison explained what parents and teachers need to know before kids head back to class on communication and bus schedule changes.
"We will have to make 325 changes to bus routes early in the school year," Morrison said about bus changes and the DNC. "We will be sending home correspondents and messages."
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