Reporting Steve Pickett
ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Students across North Texas are already well into the first week of school, and many area school districts have new leaders this year. Among them are Marcelo Cavazos, Interim Superintendent of the Arlington Independent School District. While the job is only temporary right now, Cavazos is not treating it as such.
“I certainly think our district is at a crossroads,” Cavazos told CBS 11 News. “There’s an opportunity to transform Arlington ISD.”
Cavazos joined the district in 1999 and served as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. For the 64,000 students in the system, he and the board of education have outlined a three-year strategic plan focused on enhanced student preparation, better use of school district dollars and people, and expanding the school-parent partnerships with families in the district.
“That’s the other opportunity,” Cavazos explained, “to equip parents with specific skills to help them help their children meet the objectives we have at school.”
But first, Cavazos wants the ‘interim’ part of his title removed, to become the official district superintendent, and he knows that the school district’s direction right now plays a big part in his audition.
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