Special to SEGAZINE
Wayne County Board of Education chairman was “cautiously” optimistic in a meeting with retired educators Monday.
“We’re in better shape than we have been for the past eight years,” he said.
He credited teachers, administrators and the Board-office staff with working to accommodate the cuts of recent years.
“They’ve had to do more with less,” he said of teachers.
He acknowledged, though, that furlough days—along with other factors, such as curriculum changes and larger classes—have taken their toll.
“Test scores are not where we want them,” he said.