Valdosta City School Plans for the Future

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Roxanna Haynes
November 14, 2006

Valdosta City School Superintendent Sam Allen has had the opportunity to see the school system grow throughout the years. He believes in planning for the future to ensure a great future for the students.

Sam Allen said, "I want to make sure that our children that graduate from VHS and the Valdosta city school system are able to go out into the job market and make a good living in whatever position they're seeking."

One way school officials hope to improve the system is by offering more college and vocation prep classes.

Joy Jennings, a parent, said, "College prep program helped her by giving her more instruction in math and English."

University officials say these prep classes have been proven to prepare students for college and career success. They feel local schools need to offer more programs to improve Georgia's college attendance rates.

Louis Levy, VSU VP of Academic Affairs, said, "We have one of the lowest rates of participation in college of any state in the nation."

But those who do go onto college will benefit greatly from a solid high school education.

Jennings added, "The basics that she learned in high school have been a big asset to her."

School officials say another main goal is to increase parental and community involvement.

Whether you're a parent, or just a concerned community member who would like to meet Valdosta city school officials, you can at a meet and greet at Valdosta Middle School November 28th at 6:30 p.m.