[Laval Wilson begins his career as superintendent]
Original Airdate: 8/1/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
A moderator on stage at English High School talks about the coming school year to staff and parents of the Boston Public Schools. Dr. Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) arrives to address the audience. Wilson talks about the challenges to be faced in the year ahead and about his commitment to education. Wilson encourages the staff to work together to meet their goals. Wilson is interviewed by members of the media outside of English High School. Wilson talks about the withdrawal of Arthur Garrity (federal judge) from his supervisory role over the Boston Public Schools. Wilson says that he and the Boston School Committee are ready to assume responsibility for the school system. Wilson also says that he is committed to desegregated and accessible schools. Wilson notes that the politics surrounding his selection to the post are in the past. He adds that he has not made any decisions regarding personnel or program changes. Eileen Jones interviews Sidney Smith (Headmaster, English High School) about Wilson's appointment to the post of superintendent. Smith expresses confidence in Wilson and says that Wilson will have a positive influence on the school system.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
School management and organization
Subject : Personal Names
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Department
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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