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New superintendent taking on challenges

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New Bay City Superintendent Janet Greif is gearing up for the school year.

"Hopefully, she will do her job like any other superintendent," said parent, Becky Duso.

Duso has four kids in the Bay City school system and she said she's looking forward to the new leadership.

"As long as you're taking care of the kids and the needs and then the parents if they have issues you know, just take care of all that, that's how I feel," Duso said.

Greif was named after longtime Superintendent Doug Newcombe retired last year.  And some parents said Greif has her work cut out for her. 

Grandparent Jim Andrewjeski said he hopes the school system forgoes its alleged plan to privatize its busing system.

"Drivers are going to get a cut in pay there's less drivers, who knows?" Andrewjeski said.

TV5 reached to the former Midland High School principal to hear directly from her on how she plans to run Bay City Schools. 

Greif was too busy to meet with us but did provide the following statement: "The Bay City Public Schools are looking forward to the 2015-16 school year and focusing on instructional practices to support student successes."

Greif said the she plans to expand STEM – science, technology, engineering and math programs – as well as other higher learning initiatives.  No word on how she plans to handle the bus system. 

Duso said she's already happy with Bay City Schools, and will be even more pleased if Greif can expand on the progress that's already been made.

 "Those schools are the best," Duso said.

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