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Literacy Initiatives

Literacy is a critical issue facing our nation. One of our school district’s strategic initiatives is to ensure that all children are reading on grade level by the third grade. Each school within our district has a plan to support literacy, as it is a key indicator of future academic success. A student who is not reading on grade level by the end of third grade is four times less likely to graduate* from high school. High school dropouts are 63 times more likely to be incarcerated* than college graduates.

Some factors that can support literacy development include:

  • Availability of books in the home
  • Amount of time a caregiver spends reading to a child
  • Daily conversations with children in the developmental years

Bulloch County Schools is committed to supporting literacy initiatives that develop language skills, support classroom instruction, and engage the community. Working together with parents and business/community partners, we can improve literacy for the children of Bulloch County.


*Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Prison Policy

Key Contacts

Crystal SimpkinsDirector
Early Learning & Literacy 912.212.8892

Jennifer Agnew, Secretary
School Improvement