CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In front of more than 2,000 people, CMS superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison laid out his new plan to get the district on the right track.

Morrison, who was hired to head up Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools back in July, presented his strategic plan in the Belk Theatre Monday night.

The new superintendent, who visited all 160 schools in his first 100 days, has spent the past four months talking to parents, teachers, students and members of the community about good and bad qualities within the CMS system.

What I have heard constantly and consistently, is that CMS has good schools, said Morrison, but we have 143,866 reasons to have great schools.

Morrison laid out eight goals that he believes will better CMS. He also announced the creation of 22 task forces that will be made up of teachers, parents, students and community leaders.

The task forces will focus on 22 different areas, such as closing the achievement gap, African American males, gifted students and public trust.

To read the plan click here.

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