By Max Hrenda
For most of 2013, the administration of the Carter County Schools system has listed safety, communication and education as its main priorities.
During their first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year, the county’s teachers and principals saw those priorities hadn’t changed much.
On Tuesday morning, Carter County Schools conducted an inservice at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church to welcome staff to the coming school year, and to create expectations for it.
“My challenge to each of you this year is to help each of your students reach their full potential, and settle for no less,” said Assistant Director of Schools Peggy Campbell. “Always remember, children are our most important natural resource. Teach them well.”
To help the effort to maximize students’ potentials, Director of Schools Kevin Ward said a priority must, and has been, placed on creating a secure learning environment.
“Safety is always our first priority,” Ward said. “If we’re safe, we feel safe, and our faculty, students, and parents feel safe, we’re going to do a better job educating our children.”