CLEVELAND — One week after the Cleveland Metropolitan School District appointed Dr. Warren Morgan as its next CEO, we're learning more about his plans once he takes over next month.
During Dr. Morgan's introductory press conference, several students brought up the "100-day Entry Plan" he showed off during the hiring process.
"That plan laid out three L's, to listen, to learn and to lead," Dr. Morgan said when asked about the plan.
The 100-day plan is a 13-slide presentation. Some of the points of emphasis are organizational leadership, areas of opportunity and post-secondary readiness.
According to the presentation, Dr. Morgan plans to create an advisory group, made of students, teachers, parents and community members. This group will ultimately lead to a strategic plan for the school district to develop performance.
"There's been a lot of momentum," said Dr. Morgan. "Also, some areas that we need to work on."
The 100-day plan seeks to improve performance in English language arts (ELA) and math. Dr. Morgan noted that since the COVID-19 pandemic, performance in those subjects has gone down.
"You have to take challenges, face them head on," said Dr. Morgan. "You're not always going to succeed, but I always believe that success is on the other side of what you learn from when you fail."
Dr. Morgan is also looking to improve graduation rates within CMSD. According to the plan, there's been a 6% drop in graduation rates from 2019-2022. Dr. Morgan hopes to partner with local businesses to provide career pathways for students.
3News has requested an interview with Dr. Morgan, but were told that will not happen until after Eric Gordon steps down as CEO in June.
You can see Dr. Morgan's 100-day Entry Plan below: