MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said Tuesday night he'll weigh his options, after the Unified School Board voted not to renew his contract during a marathon board meeting.
The board also voted not to take any action on Shelby County Schools Superintendent John Aitken.
Outside the meeting, Dr. Cash said he wishes there had been more of a process for selecting the next superintendent, and that he welcomed a move by the board to consider a nationwide search for the next leader of the Unified School Board.
Earlier in the evening, the board decided to consider the idea of a nationwide search during its next meeting. Critics weighed in they didn't think there was enough time, considering how fast the transition process is unfolding. Several board members countered though, saying with such a major decision to be made, it was necessary to consider all options.
Superintendent Aitken said he wasn't offended by the possibility of a nationwide search, saying he understood it was part of the process.