The Quality Assurance Review (QAR) team from AdvancEd presented its finding Wednesday to members of the Carlisle County Board of Education and others. For the past year, the district has been preparing to earn accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). To earn full accreditation a district must be rated operational in seven standards: 1. Vision & Purpose, 2. Governance & Leadership, 3. Teaching & Learning, 4. Documenting & Using Results, 5. Resources & Support Systems, 6. Stakeholder Communications & Relationships, and 7. Commitment to Continuous Improvement.
The members of the team were Dr. Steve Epperson, retired superintendent from Illinois, Randy McCallon, assistant superintendent from Calloway County, Joe Henderson, assistant superintendent from Mayfield Independent, Dr. James Kemp, superintendent from Webster County, and Merv Miller, Federal Programs Coordinator from Michigan.
“It is rare for a district to be operational in all seven standards in its first accreditation visit” stated Dr. Epperson, chairman of the QAR. He commended the district for the “professionalism and passion of the teachers for students and student achievement”.
The QAR rated Carlisle County Schools as operational in all seven standards and recommended the district for full accreditation status to AdvancED.
(Pictured are Kemp, Miller, Henderson, McCallon, Epperson)