Superintendent William Hite said Monday that academic goals include boosting the 57 percent high school graduation rate and increasing the average SAT score to 1550 from the current 1100.
There will also be a push for better teacher training and a focus on meeting the needs of special education students. The plan also includes a push for improving student nutrition, reducing violence and turning around underperforming schools.
Hite says he can't spend money the system doesn't have, as was previous practice.
He says his plan revenue-neutral. It relies on the 37 school closings announced last month and a five-year financial plan that demands hundreds of millions in labor concessions and other savings.