Parents, guardians and MCC community members: The end of another school year is upon us and this school year was one for the record books. With the large number of full snow days, late starts, and early outs; it definitely made things a challenge in many ways. Now that we are planning for graduations, year-end projects, finals and class trips/celebrations; it reminds us that the summer break is indeed near. As we finish the 2018-2019 school year, I want to thank you for your continuing support of our District. Our students inspire and make us proud every day. Their efforts and accomplishments are proof of the dedication of our parents, staff and community.
Our staff is committed to the care of your children as individuals and learners. This is evident every day in our buildings and on our extra-curricular playing fields. Our teachers, support staff, coaches and administrators demonstrate their attention to the emotional and educational needs of our students. When decisions are being made, we are always looking out for the best interest of our students to drive this decision making process.
As residents, you support the district through your tax dollars and attendance at special events and athletic contests. Murray County Central has obviously benefited financially from our families and communities. With this support, we are able to provide for identified needs of our students and community. We also benefit from the many volunteers that are a vital part of the education system at MCC. We thank each and every one of you for your time, talents, and support.
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, we are actively preparing for the start of school for 2019-2020. Our back to school registration days are set for Tuesday August 6th and Wednesday August 7th. The first day of school next year will be on Tuesday, September 3rd for grades 7-12 and Wednesday September 4th for grades K-6. We will be working on many projects this summer to update and maintain our buildings. We are also preparing for the first year of our one-to-one computer initiative. All juniors and seniors will have a computer issued next year and then freshman and sophomores the following year.
While we are always proud of our current accomplishments, we know that there is always room to improve. We will build upon our strengths, examine current practices and make changes necessary to move the district forward. Preparation for the future includes initiatives and plans to improve our students’ academic performance through our ongoing strategic planning process which is the blueprint to improve the quality of education for MCC students.
As stakeholders you trust that the school board and administration not only ensure a high-quality education for all students but that we are also responsible stewards of your tax dollars. Your continued support of the district propositions over the years and of our strategic planning initiatives confirms your belief in us. We collectively pledge to continue our efforts of financial transparency and accountability to you.
On behalf of the board, the administration, the faculty, and our support staff, we thank you for your continued interest in our efforts. Parental and community support are hallmarks of a healthy and growing school system. Thank you!
Superintendent, Murray County Central Public Schools