Dear Parents:

Welcome to the District School Report Card for the 2016-2017 academic year in Edgecombe County Public Schools. Our District vision statement “Focused, Connected and Ready” speaks to the heart of our work in Edgecombe County: We are Focused on doing the right things for children, Connected as a community of learners, and Ready to provide every child with an outstanding education.

Our Board of Education, administration and staff are committed to providing safe learning environments, educating every child and implementing strategies that will enable each student to achieve grade level proficiency and beyond. We are committed to preparing students to be globally competitive problem solvers who can be contributing members of society. Recognizing and investing in family involvement in our schools is paramount to our mission. Student achievement increases when the responsibility for children's learning is shared by the home, school and community. Strong communicative relationships both within the school system and throughout the school community are vital to growth in our school system. We welcome and encourage parent involvement!

We are very proud of many accomplishments in the past year, including the outstanding growth and proficiency we have made at several schools. However, we acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead and will continue to strive for excellence until all of our schools are exceeding growth every year. We have implemented a strong strategic plan with a focus on innovation, talent recruitment/development, true community engagement, and high-quality instruction and intervention for the whole child. We are also hopeful that this year our district will not be faced with the loss of instructional days that we suffered last year as a result of inclement weather.

I am looking forward to leading instruction and providing your children with an outstanding education. Our expectations are high for this academic year! Working together we can all make a difference!

Thank you for your support,

Dr. Valerie Bridges

Dr. Valerie Bridges

Superintendent

Edgecombe County Public Schools

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

PO BOX 7128 – 2311 NORTH MAIN STREET – TARBORO NC 27886 – FACSIMILE 252-641-5714 – TELEPHONE 252 641-2600

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