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CMS superintendent reorganizes administration

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg school (CMS) Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison has revealed his new plan as he enters year two of his four year contract.

"Every office now has the word service," Morrison said. "That is very deliberate and by design."

Morrison has reorganized his administration to reflect more service and support surrounding schools.  He says administrators have said over and over again schools need more attention than they have been getting in the past.

"I want everyone of our offices as it restructures," the superintendent said. "To have that intense customer focus on support and providing assistance to our schools."

Starting July 1, CMS will be divided into seven learning communities.  This will allow students to stay in the same community from kindergarten until they graduate from high school.  Under the old administration, CMS was split into zones.  Zones were based on schools that were in the same geographic locations and had the same socio-economic status.

Morrison believes having learning communities and community superintendents will not only allow improve service to schools but will help boost academic achievement.  

"This design is to make sure things are structured well," Morrison said. "And deliver on that brand that promises for every child,everyday for a better tomorrow."

Morrison said these changes will not cost the district extra money.

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