Schools deserve more ‘partners’

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 1999

Partners in education. It’s an interesting concept. The Natchez-Adams School District is looking for more than a few good &uot;adopters&uot; to join its Partners-In-Education program … and we encourage you to rise to the challenge.

The district is, for the first time this year, expanding the scope of its program. In past, the Partners-In-Education has focused primarily on pairing businesses with schools, in a relationship designed to give the business community a sense of ownership and a clear avenue for involvement in the district.

Now, the district leaders are reaching out to the community, encouraging just about anyone with an interest in public education to take part.

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That means families can adopt classrooms or students; individuals can adopt students, or groups of students, to mentor; business, civic or church groups can adopt schools or classes.

In other words, if you want to make a difference in these children’s lives … and ultimately in the public school system … than the Partners program is for you.

And it’s opening up at an ideal time. With a renewed sense of accountability and a highly public focus from administrators on improving the district, the program is ripe for community involvement.

And, until this community takes ownership in the district – from it’s students to its challenges to its successes – the district will continue to struggle to excel.

Our children and our schools deserve for us to be their partners in seeking, and striving for, excellence in education.

We hope Adams County is up to the challenge.