Local NewsTools for Schools, Part One: County leaders discuss tools for school success

Solving the funding needs for Washington County students began last week with a called meeting of the county commission and the board of education.

“To move this system forward and to provide the educational resources needed by the children, we must work together,” Director of Schools Ron Dykes said during the Nov. 10 session.

Dykes began with an overview of the following five-year goals adopted by the 15 schools in 2010: Improve student achievement. Provide adequate and equitable facilities and equipment within the system. Provide a safe and healthy environment that is conducive to learning. Promote good citizen ship and a strong work ethic among all students. Expand and promote quality staff development. Provide and retain quality personnel. Enhance parent, community, business and government relationships and involvement within the school system. Secure additional revenue through the county funding body and other sources. More...

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