Grady County Schools Approve 'Core Beliefs'

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The county's School Board approved a set of core beliefs for all district schools at a meeting Monday (4/11) night.

Superintendent Tommy Pharis says these beliefs will build a foundation for his long-term plan to give every child the opportunity to learn in a way that's comfortable for them.

Says Pharis, "We control enough of the variables to ensure that virtually every child learns, and as a result of that, that's a different mindset ... that's a mindset that I'm very proud our school system has adopted."

The core values include the beliefs that 'all kids can learn,' and 'all kids come to school motivated to learn.'

They were written based on feedback from more than 400 teachers and community members during a series of 17 meetings.


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  • by Peaches Location: Cairo on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:25 AM
    @grannie: If your comment is indicative of the quality of education in Grady County, then heaven help them! I venture that the adoption of Core Beliefs is more fiddling by Nero as the educational system burns. @Jim: I agree with you. I've spoken with a number of the teachers and staff members in the Grady County school system and morale is non-existent. Change after change is being heaped upon them like a pile of heavy blankets without regard to the differences in the challenges that each school faces. Every teacher is expected to teach in the same manner and still adapt (differentiate) their instruction to serve the different learning styles of each student. But I'm sure these "Core Beliefs" will fix everything up real nice.
  • by grannie Location: cairo,ga on Apr 17, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    to jim , why are you so sacastic about this subject in the school?is the school in your county not doing so good ?you should be proud of any school system thats makes good changes for any of the young pple regardless what county they are in.maybe you should get more envoled in your school system. maybe you are aittle jealouse!
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Apr 16, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    What do you know. The education problem is solved. All the time it was right before our eyes.
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