DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas School Board is receiving its first look at Superintendent Mike Miles’ improvement list for area schools.

Miles and his newly hired team have evaluated several key areas of school district operation.

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On Tuesday, they released their list of requirements.  Today, the board had their first chance to discuss it.

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Miles is wide-ranging and specific in his evaluation. To change this school system, he says you change the culture.

Miles’ presentation to district trustees listed “lack of striving for excellence” as a top challenge for the school system.

The list includes the district taking too long to hire strong teacher candidates.

And poor performers on the job are not held accountable, he says. They just move to another school.

The curriculum taught to students doesn’t line up with state expectations of achievement. 100-plus coaches aren’t certified to teach.

That, he says, needs to change. “It does not say everything is chaotic, it’s saying areas need improvement. Its because the areas impact instruction.”

This is a 3-month inventory. They have a list of areas to improve. Now, there is direction on how to improve.

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