Written on Aug 09, 2010 | by Christopher Tulloch
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Monday morning was a big day across the city of Memphis. Kids of all ages went back to class for the 2010 -2011 school year.
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton stopped by several schools to give some inspiration reminding MCS students how important their education is. “This is your first day but were counting on you; it’s big time for them,” Mayor Wharton said.
Across town MCS Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash made several stops including Cordova Elementary.
“You’ve got to be involved in your child’s learning and a partner in education throughout his or her life,” Dr. Cash said.
Cash said the first day of school for MCS has gone off with few problems.
“Good start, a couple of classrooms are hot,” said Dr. Cash.
Cash said with the heat came strains on the school systems air conditioning. Monday some class rooms went down.
“About 50 class rooms out of 7000 so that’s not bad and of course we’ve moved those children,” Dr. Cash said.
A school off of Farmville Road is where MCS is keeping an eye on all air conditioning systems across the city. Cash said at a moment’s notice the district will be alerted of any problems and react to them immediately.
“If an air conditioner or chiller goes down we immediately know that and then we deploy a team,” Dr Cash said.