February 21st , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

County schools director looks ahead to Common Core, SROs, teacher pay

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The future was the Carter County Board of Education’s theme for its regular monthly meeting Thursday.

Photo by Brandon Hicks Director of Schools Kevin Ward urged all employees and board members to be thinking about ways to improve the system’s safety, facilities and test scores. He also asked that they prepare to dive into budget talks next week.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Director of Schools Kevin Ward urged all employees and board members to be thinking about ways to improve the system’s safety, facilities
and test scores. He also asked that they prepare to dive into budget talks next week.

Carter County Director of Schools Kevin Ward’s report highlighted areas he expects to see improve in the coming years .

Safety has already seen improvement with a newly complete security fence installation, but Ward wants the system to develop more projects.

Related to safety and planning for next year, Ward said Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes expects there to be about 14 more officers trained to be school resource officers.

“We would like to start thinking about what we would like to do in the future,” Ward said. “I think we can always look at ways to increase safety at our schools.”

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