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Mobile County School Supt. Threadgill begins first year

(IMG: WPMI) Mobile County School Supt. Threadgill begins first year

Starting his first year as Superintendent, Chresal Threadgill spent the day visiting different schools and says he is looking forward to the upcoming year.

“It’s not about how I feel, it’s about how I make my faculty and staff and my students feel and I think they are excited and they are ready to go. This year is going to be a great year. It’s not about me, it’s about them and how they feel,” said Superintendent Threadgill.

School security is top of mind for parents after recent school shootings. Threadgill says his staff had specialized active shooter training over the summer and says they are ready.

“The A.L.I.C.E. training has been wonderful, it has done a wonderful job. It just prepares the teachers and staff to have that insurance that they know what to do in case of an emergency,” added Threadgill.

Threadgill says he's considering more changes to keep our children safe, even arming school resource officers.

“We are looking at different options and that is one of the options. I’m not saying we are going in that direction, but we are 'everything open',” said Threadgill.

And with this new leadership comes new expectations and the Superintendent has his hopes set high for the year.

“My expectations for the school year are obvious. I have been preaching it since I have been here. We want everyone, faculty and staff, from the principals and assistant principals, to the lunchroom staff, we want everyone to give 110% each and every day for our students,” added Threadgill.

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