Message from the Superintendent
The Bulloch County School District and each of its 15 schools are accreditied by AdvancED (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Bulloch County is also ranked eighth in the nation among mid-sized school districts for its use of technology.
Bulloch County Schools is set to begin a new era of leadership as I begin my role as superintendent July 20, 2012. We are also implementing new curriculum standards and school accountability measures with the statewide launch of Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and a College and Career Readiness Performance Index.
My vision for Bulloch County Schools involves a cooperative focus on our students and community. Our students face a competitive twenty-first century environment, and we have to provide them with the necessary skills to be successful. This means understanding the needs of society and being effective partners in meeting those needs. It also involves focus and proper alignment of our organization to make sure we have the right people in the right place, doing the right things.
There are great people with incredible talent in Bulloch County, and we need to be sure that our students are benefiting from this and that our employees are fulfilled in their endeavor to help them. With the resources we have in this community, we should be a shining model of excellence for public education and community collaboration.
Bulloch County Schools’ focus for the coming year and future will be to engage all stakeholders so that we are an integral partner in the education continuum; develop a comprehensive plan that guides our strategic actions and resource use; align and continuously improve our organizational skills and capabilities, stabilize the district’s financial condition; and develop a culture that embraces excellence, trust and accountability.
Bulloch County Schools has a solid foundation from which to achieve these goals. The District and each of its 15 schools is accredited by AdvancED, formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In this most recent assessment process, AdvancEd commended our District for its caring and nurturing environments for students, its teaching force, and the genuine love that students, parents and personnel have for their individual schools.
The school system has replaced four of its aging facilities in the past five years using funds generated from an Education Local Option Sales Tax (ESPOST) approved by 90 percent of Bulloch County voters. More than $100 million has been invested in these educational and architectural beacons that encourage learning at a student’s every turn. They are a testament to those who would invest in our area that education is important in Bulloch County.
AdvancEd further commended the District on its proactive fiscal planning and actions that have placed our system on a firm financial foundation during these turbulent economic times. That planning has allowed us to maintain our operations and still invest in infrastructure and technology. Bulloch County is now ranked eighth in the nation among mid-sized districts for its use of technology. This is a result of not only implementing the technology but effectively training faculty and students on how best to utilize the latest instructional technology tools. Our commitment to fine arts, the value placed on human resources, and effective communication are other strengths of our system noted by the accreditation team.
The administration, faculty and staff of Bulloch County Schools are honored to serve you and your children. We are committed to our mission, “Rigor, Relevance, Relationships – Every Student, Every Day.”