October 20, 2017
Superintendent's Weekly Update
Moment of Remembrance and Hope for our Future
Our school system has faced great sadness this school year with the death of two of our precious students and serious injuries to several others. In honor of these children, we will conduct a moment of remembrance on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. before our inservice programs begin. All employees are invited to gather together in their buildings at a location designated by their school principal to remember the students we have lost. Members of the Butler County Ministerial Association will be present to lead us in an inspirational prayer of hope for all of our students, employees, parents and community. We hope you will be able to join us in this powerful event.
Have a great weekend
School Community Family – Board of Education recognizes Greenville Police and City Employees.
The Butler County Board of Education held their regular Board meeting for October Thursday night in the Board room. Prior to the meeting, the Board gave a reception recognizing the Greenville Police Department and other city employees. About 60 people attended the recognition which was held in the Central Office Cafeteria.
“I greatly appreciate the Greenville City employees and the police department for taking time this evening for our school system to recognize them. I believe our children are the greatest commodity in our community and should be our top priority,” said Strycker. “I am grateful that our police department cares about our youth with all their heart as demonstrated by their actions.”
I also appreciate the team spirit between the City of Greenville and our school system. The construction of the new playground/park at Greenville Elementary will be a great example of collaboration to provide a safe environment for our children and adults to play together. As a team unit we will accomplish much,” said Strycker of city employees.
Student Alex Raines was also recognized during the reception. “This past year, Alex has experienced some very serious challenges and situations. Most adults I know would have greatly struggled with what this young man has experienced. Yet, Alex always has a smile on his face and a cheerful disposition – without exception every time I see him,” said Strycker.
During the Board meeting, updates regarding the overall district direction, curriculum & instruction, budget status and facilities were presented.
“Our students continue to behave very well and we are making great strides with additional funding from the State of Alabama- to get our kids involved,” indicated Strycker. “We will continue to focus on getting our students ‘connected with something’ with the understanding that children are made up of emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual characteristics.”
Both Strycker and Lisa Adair, curriculum and instructional leader, reported to the Board that the school system will focus on “improving the transcript, record keeping and the scheduling process looking to this spring and next year. “We are bringing in officials from the State of Alabama to help us review our processes, in particular, our transcript processes,” said Adair.
Other Board actions included the approval of the financial report, personnel report, AASB Delegate Selection and the November Board meeting location – which will be at McKenzie, November 16.
Regarding any questions or concerns, please call John Strycker, Superintendent, at (334) 382-2665.