Coffee Schools Named One Of State’s Top-Ten Charter School Systems
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Luke Roberts Enterprise Staff Writer
Local Pre-K Coordinator Beverly Barbaree spoke to the board about the Coffee County Pre-K program, which currently has 396 students enrolled for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Several schools are “maxed out” so far and have students on waiting lists, though there are vacancies at some schools.
The Coffee County Board of Education held their monthly work session and regular meeting on Thursday, June 24, and Superintendent Dr. Morris Leis announced the board was recently named as one of the state’s top-ten charter school systems. The board unanimously approved a low bid for the construction of the new Billy Walker Agriculture Building at Coffee Middle School and discussed the state of the local pre-k program.
The Georgia Charter System Foundation recently named the Coffee County School System as one of the state’s top-ten charter systems, and the Coffee School System received a commendation award from Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle on Wednesday, June 22, in honor of the recognition.
The award states, “Coffee County School System has effectively utilized the flexibility provided to charter systems to promote student advancement and success through individualized educational programs, and the Charter System Foundation has been extremely impressed by the vision and dynamic leadership shown by the Coffee County School System in the implementation of their outstanding charter system.”
Dr. Leis stated, “We are honored to be recognized by the Georgia Charter System Foundation and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle. Our teachers, administration and all of our staff have worked extremely hard to raise student achievement in Coffee County. It’s very exciting they’re being recognized with this distinction for their hard work and efforts.”
See the whole story on the front page of the Sunday, June 26, 2016 edition of the Douglas Enterprise.