Metro Schools Director Unveils ‘Innovative School Zone'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Schools Director Doctor Jesse Register said it's time to take aggressive action to improve a handful of failing schools and that means changing principals and teachers if necessary.
Register unveiled plans to the school board Tuesday night to create an "Innovative School Zone." It will be a separate cluster of Metro's ten lowest-performing schools.
On OpenLine on NewsChannel 5+ Wednesday night, Register said those schools will receive additional inspections and oversight.
"We'll put additional resources into the schools if necessary, but to develop a real turnaround strategy, which is essentially a support system, a better support system, a better safety net, a better turnaround strategy for that set of schools," said Dr. Register.
Register plans to appoint an "Executive Director" to oversee the new school cluster.