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Speak Up for Education 2014

Board Hears from Community at "Speak Up for Education"

The Bulloch County Board of Education continued to engage the public about the strategic direction of the school system during a Speak Up for Education event held Thursday, February 27,2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Statesboro High School. This was the second event of this type to be hosted by the Bulloch County Board of Education.  

In 2013, the Board and school system embarked on a three-month community engagement process, which included an Education Summit. Input from the community helped shape the Bulloch County Schools Strategic Plan 2013-2020.  The recent "Speak Up for Education" event continued this community engagement and focused on one of five strategic goals, "College & Career Readiness."  

The breakout sessions at "Speak Up for Education" were set up to gather input on how we as a community can accomplish the following: (1) Ensure all Bulloch County's children are ready for kindergarten (Early Learning); (2) Ensure all Bulloch County graduates are ready for college and careers (College & Career Readiness); and (3) Ensure Common Core will help our children achieve. If you were unable to attend this event, below are links to each breakout session's handouts and any opening remarks by speakers.

Opening Video Segment

Opening Remarks by Superintendent Charles Wilson

Notes from Early Learning Session

Handout from Early Learning Session

Notes from College & Career Readiness Session

Video from College & Career Readiness Session

Common Core PowerPoint Presentation

Common Core Session Handout1 (ELA and Math Shifts & How Parents Can Help)

Common Core Session Handout 2 (Common Myths & Facts)

Notes from Common Core Session

Video from Common Core Session

2020 Bulloch County Schools Strategic Plan (2013-2020) (PDF)

Adopted by Board of Education 10/03/2013

  • Motto:  Creating responsible citizens for colleges and careers (our slogan)


  • Vision: By 2020, we will be a leader in academic achievement, cost effectiveness, and competitive workforce development. We will accomplish this by empowering our employees and working with community stakeholders to create innovative and effective solutions for success.


  • Mission:  To prepare our students for college and careers in an education model that is economically valuable to our community. We will strive to foster the intellectual and developmental skills of our students, prepare them to be productive and successful citizens in a competitive global environment, and use strategic business planning to maximize limited resources.


  • Strategic Goals (Our major focus points to accomplish our mission and vision)
    • Prepare students for post-secondary academic and career opportunities (College & Career Readiness)
    • Develop and maintain a highly effective and diverse workforce (Employee Performance)
    • Increase stakeholder engagement (Community Collaboration)
    • Contribute to regional economic development (Economic Development)
    • Be resourceful, cost effective, and investment-oriented (Stewardship of Resources)


  • Strategic Themes (Our value-driven processes through which we will accomplish our mission and vision)
    • We will provide equitable access to relevant programs in promoting student success
    • We will maintain a safe, respectful, and healthy learning environment
    • We will collaborate with stakeholders to strengthen the birth-to-work pipeline.
    • We will sustain a performance culture that empowers innovation and adaptive learning.
    • We will operate efficiently, leverage partnerships, and procure necessary resources.
    • We will abide by established rules, regulations and ethics.

The Bulloch County Schools Strategic Plan was developed with input from a three-month community engagement process from January 2013- March 2013.

Stakeholder Input Opportunities

# Participated

Joint Annual Meeting with School Councils & Board of Education


Focus Groups (10)


Community Engagement Advisory Committee. Meetings (3)


Community Engagement Summit


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