Message from the Superintendent
We Are Ready!
Bulloch County Schools is currently creating a new educational culture by channeling the collective efforts of the community, the Board of Education, employees, parents and students. Since January 2013, the Board of Education and the employees of Bulloch County Schools have committed themselves to the task of re-focusing and transforming the school system into a continuously improving model of excellence. From this point forward, everything we do, from our strategic initiatives to our daily actions will work together to fulfill a new mission:
MISSION: To prepare our students for college and career readiness 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, and use strategic business planning to maximize limited resources.
We’ve made initial key steps in this direction. Here is a top-10 list of what our school system has accomplished from July 2012 - present: (1) To more effectively launch implementation of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, we provided professional development to all teachers in the foundational skills and classroom practices that we want each of them to know and deliver consistently in the classroom; (2) implemented the new Common Core Georgia Performance Standards; (3) the Board of Education established a district mission and vision; (4) providing leadership training for central office administrators, school principals and assistant principals, and teacher leaders through the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement; (5) launched an extensive, three-month-long community engagement process to gather stakeholder input into the school district’s strategic initiatives; (6) became a pilot district for the Georgia Department of Education’s new Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System (TKES and LKES); (7) became a pilot district for the Georgia Department of Education's new Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) initiative; (8) implementing data analysis software and benchmark assessment solutions to make us a more data-driven organization; (9) implemented more objective and stringent hiring practices to ensure we are hiring the best, most qualified candidates to teach our students; and (10) developed a Strategic Plan 2013-2020 based on input from the community engagement process.
Ready for College & Career
We are working to create a culture that is willing to challenge the status quo and take responsible risks. This will allow us to forge a new future for our students, providing them with not only opportunities for a challenging world but the skills and preparation to help them succeed in it. The level of enthusiasm and professionalism of our employees reflects our desire and commitment to help all of our students succeed to the best of their potential.
Ready for Consistent Results
Whether you are a school administrator, teacher, support staff, parent, student, or community stakeholder, you are a part of the district’s initiative to provide stronger consistency across the system. We all must remember that we cannot neglect our responsibilities in preparing our children to be successful at each grade level. It is also important to us that children have the same educational experiences and opportunities, no matter which school they attend.
Ready for the Journey
The Bulloch County School District and each of its 15 schools are accredited by AdvancED (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Bulloch County has also been ranked nationally for its use of technology. The administration, faculty and staff of Bulloch County Schools are honored to serve you and your children. We are committed to our mission, “College & Career Readiness and Community Value.”