School Board discusses county report card

By | November 14, 2006 12:00 am

Missy Jones
The 2006 White County Schools Report Card has been released and all elementary schools met federal benchmarks for adequate progress.
White County Board of Education members were pleased with the results of the report that were given to them during the Thursday night meeting. With the exception of students with disabilities, White County High School and White County Middle also met required standards.
The state report card offers accountability standards for public schools. One of the requirements of No Child Left Behind is students and schools must be measured on their ability to move toward the goal of 100 percent academic proficiency in math and reading/language arts by the year 2014.
Sue Carmichael, supervisor of instruction, elementary, explained the elementary report card to the board and indicated the schools had done a good job.
“I am proud of the system card,” said Carmichael.
Sandra Crouch, supervisor of instruction, secondary, outlined and discussed the middle and high school report cards. She explained the last four years WCMS has shown growth. Crouch attributed the No Child Left Behind challenge in writing as motivation for the success.
“We have met the challenge,” said Crouch.
Complete details of the school report card will be featured in an upcoming edition of The Expositor.
In other business, Deborah Roberts, Central View principal, welcomed the school board and parents attending the meeting. Roberts commented on how supportive the teachers are at Central View.
“We have 91 students and six teachers,” said Roberts. “I couldn’t ask for a better group of teachers and staff. Everyone is a professional.”
Roberts also thanked the parents, community and school board for their support.
A special item on the agenda included students performing a patriotic song led by music director Erin McKee in honor of the upcoming Veterans’ Day celebration.
Also, academic awards were presented to Laura Robbins, McKennah Humphrey, Bobbie Leigh Haston, Brooke Rice, Audrei Sparks and Wayne Grantham.
In a final act of business, building committee members reported plans are progressing for expansion projects at White County High School and Northfield Elementary.

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