New MPS Commissioner Promises Transparency as he Addresses Struggling Schools

In an exclusive, live interview on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m., Dr. Demond Means promised transparency as he takes on the challenge of turning around troubled schools in MPS.

The Mequon-Thienseville School Superintendent emphasized that it will not be a takeover.

Means says he welcomes the scrutiny that lies ahead and promised transparency when making any curriculum and staffing decisions.

The position of Commissioner of The Opportunity Schools Program was created amidst much controversy.

Dr. Means was appointed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, per the new law.

He promised to work with MPS, in particular, Superintendent Dr. Darriene Driver.

At the time of his appointment Dr. Driver said: "Our focus remains on the more than 150 school that are part of MPS and our efforts to continue to improve student achievement."

We've attached Dr. Means' interview from Wednesday to this story.

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