Morrison marks 100th days with goals presentation

CHARLOTTE – Heath Morrison has released his eight key goals for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools after 100 days in his position at superintendent.

Morrison shared his goals in a Nov. 26 presentation entitled “The Way Forward.”

“We want our local schools to be schools of choice,” Morrison said. “Every single school in CMS needs to be school that we can be proud of. These goals can make that happen.”

His eight goals included:

• Ensuring that all students graduate prepared for college or the workplace by accelerating academic achievement and closing achievement gaps.

• Guaranteeing an effective teacher in every classroom and effective principal and support staff in every school. This includes providing professional development opportunities for all employees.

• Creating innovative partnerships with parents or guardians and the community to provide a “sustainable system of wraparound support.”

• Creating a comprehensive performance-management approach for data-informed and evidence-based decision making for students, schools and the district.

• Establishing a “self-renewing culture” of high engagement, customer service and cultural competency.

• Expanding the number of educational options in CMS that will foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

• Increasing technology found in schools to “support inspired learning and teaching.”

• Enhancing communication to strengthen public trust.

CMS school board elects bipartisan leadership at Dec. 11 meeting

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education selected new board leadership at its Dec. 11 regular meeting.

The board unanimously elected Democrat Mary McCray as chairperson of the board and Republican Tim Morgan as vice-chairperson. McCray and Morgan both serve as at-large members of the board.

McCray replaces Ericka Ellis-Stewart, another at-large representative, as chairperson.

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