The first day of school marked the start of a new agenda for a new superintendent. Interim SuperintendentSteve Smith made the rounds in Bibb County.
Onhis agenda today was oneschool that's high on his priority list, Southwest High School. According to its new principal Tanzy Gilcrease, in 2012 the schools graduation rate was 38 percent.
Smith says those numbers have to come up.
"I think 38 percent graduation rate is deplorable. I can't think of a worse graduation rate that I've ever heard of, so. But I do think there's some really good kids here that need some refocus and re-direction. I think that Dr. Gilcrease is gonna do just that," said Smith.
Gilcrease spoke with students and told them things need to change.
"And we do understand that we have a lot of work to do. I shared the data with the students this morning, the two groups that I met with I shared EOTC scores with them to show them the work that we have to do. And I told them that we will not have those scores again," she said.