Impressions of new superintendent

Reporting, analysis and commentary
by Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney told Steve Brown that Kriner Cash made a favorable first impression during their interview last week.

“He’s no-nonsense, he’s knowledgeable, he’s taking on the job with a sense of urgency and I think he made it very clear that he’s here to get a job done and he’s not going to put up with a lot of guff,” Heaney told Brown on Sunday’s installment of Outrages & Insights.

Brown asked Heaney if Cash can succeed. It depends, Heaney said, on whether recent changes made in state education law are interpreted to grant the superintendent the powers Cash believes it does. Those changes involve the superintendent’s ability to waive labor contract provisions such as seniority in teacher assignments.

Heaney had interviewed Cash last Wednesday at a luncheon that’s part of Investigative Post’s “At Issue” event series, which continues Tuesday with a news trivia night.