The state’s new Chief Turnaround Officer — who doesn’t officially start his new job until next week– said during a meeting Wednesday that he hopes to be ready in the next few weeks to release the list of schools he plans to work with in the first year.

Eric Thomas, who was hired recently to lead Georgia’s school turnaround program, told members of the State Board of Education’s First Priority Act committee that he is currently developing a 60-day plan.  “To do this, I am creating a backwards roadmap from early January to today,” said Thomas. “And in order to meet my own deadline, we need to have the schools identified in the next few weeks that we want to work with in the first phase.” 

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