Sat04192014

Greater Metro

Cash envisions stronger PTA-schools bond

 

Memphis City Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash said he would request that all Memphis City Schools become Parent Teacher Association Schools. Memphis City Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash said he would request that all Memphis City Schools become Parent Teacher Association Schools. That vow came last week during a meet-and-greet session hosted by The Memphis Council Parent Teacher Association (MCPTA) at the Memphis Board of Education on Avery.

 
 MCS Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash delivered a message of support and appreciation for PTA last week. (Photos by Shirley Jackson)

 
 Muriel Dotson (left) is presented the Life Time Achievement Award by MCPTA President Grace Ann Campbell. Dotson, a 20-year volunteer of the PTA, said, “I am humbled and think it is outstanding that someone has recognized me for what I have done.”

“Parents and students are our clients and without them there would be no schools,” said Cash. “The Board of Education (BOE) wants to provide better customer service to its clients and in order to do that we need parents to make sure that their child comes to school, goes to class, speaks to adults with respect and works hard.”

  Cash made a commitment to provide ways for parents to let him know about the services being provided by the Memphis City Schools. He asked MCPTA President Grace Ann Campbell to meet with him on a monthly basis to discuss three or four parental concerns to be addressed by him and the BOE. The goal is to have those concerns addressed monthly.

Board of Commissioners President Martavius Jones talked about the school merger transition, telling parents that is available for any questions or concerns.

Muriel Dotson, a 20-year PTA volunteer received the National Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dotson said, “I am humbled and think it is outstanding that someone has recognized me for what I have done.”

The meet-and-greet session also featured a performance by the Colonial Middle School Band, directed by Zerius Carter. Also attending were: Dr. Reginald Williams, principal of Kirby High School; Harry Durham, interim principal of Sheffield High School; Lisa Watts, a representative of the Achievement School District; Charles Scott, 1st Vice President of Tennessee PTA; Joyce Watson, a representative of Tennessee PTA; Cheryl Floyd, PTA Regional Director; Dr. Jeff Warren and Dr. Freda Williams, school board commissioners; and fundraising vendors.

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