On Wednesday night the Board voted in favor of approving the proposed Strategic Plan. This was a vote to invest in the future for all students in the Bibb County School District. “The Macon Miracle” is the starting point in our work to ensure that our students are college-ready and prepared for a 21st century, multi-ethnic, global society.
To listen to audio from the Board meeting, click here.
To view the approved Strategic Plan, click here.
I have called the Strategic Plan a living plan because we continued to make changes after presenting it based on the feedback we received. Some of the chief concerns brought forward were those focused on discipline and safety in the schools. We listened to you, and we added specific initiatives to the Plan to address these concerns. Some of these initiatives include placing three mental health therapists at the Ombudsman program immediately to work with students there, implementing Blended Learning Opportunities that will include transition plans and wrap-around services for students placed in alternative settings, and a Comprehensive Evaluation of District Safety that will include a look at the District’s safety plan, crisis response, and more.
I would also like to remind you that not only have I been listening to your feedback during the community forums, but I meet with Cabinet members, directors, and coordinators at a different school each week. While there, we tour the school, observe classrooms, and meet with teachers and staff to discuss any questions and concerns they may have about the District. I also continue to hold my Sitting with Sup meetings each Monday, during which I meet with employees and community members alike. If there is something you wish to discuss, please make an appointment for one of these sessions so that we may sit down together.
I ask you to continue to share your ideas as we transition to the next phase of “The Macon Miracle” to prepare our students for success in the 21st century. Moving forward, we are going to start bringing teams of administrators together so we can start doing the work and start improving our school system. The real work begins now.