I am honored to lead our district and excited to be a part of a team effort whose goal is to improve the academic performance of the students in our system and prepare them for productive lives in the future.
In spite of tight budgets we have been able to make significant changes that are both fiscally responsible and best for students. With the completion of the new Adair County Primary Center, and through reconfiguration, all of our student body will be housed in new or recently renovated facilities. Local citizens, media and the Kentucky Department of Education have complimented us for being “forward thinking” and for making “bold moves”.
There are a number of exciting elements to the 2013-14 school year (and beyond) including:
- A Race to the Top district receiving $2 million dollars in instructional assistance that is sure to bring us national attention
- an exciting partnership with the Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center (KCTCS) with students receiving industry certifications
- health occupations programs to begin next year
- a “tobacco-free” campus effective July 1, 2013
- action by our school board to raise the compulsory attendance age to 18 by 2015. We are collectively dedicated to preparing our students to be “Work Ready”
- state approval of our alternative calendar providing teachers opportunities to better track student progress, analyze data and make quick adjustments to classroom instruction
- established Career Center at ACHS
- formation of data teams to analyze data and improve student performance
- all schools now “Leader In Me” schools
We are committed to providing rigorous, high quality educational experiences for our students. Our top priorities will always be educational excellence and accountability to our community.
With all of that said, I hope you join me with great excitement and readily accept the changes, challenges and rewards in your employment with Adair County Schools.
Alan W. Reed, Superintendent