Decatur’s (Ala.) state of schools, five year strategic construction plan

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dr. Ed Nichols, the superintendent of Decatur City Schools, discussed the system’s five-year strategic plan and proposed school construction during a State of the Schools address Tuesday.

Nichols says the system has spent the past year working on a strategic proposal called the ’2020 Plan’. During that time he says community involvement played a large role as nearly 1,000 community members provided feedback and suggestions.

Out of the plan the school system has been able to begin tackling 2 pivotal initiatives; career-tech opportunities and technology.

“One of those of course is allowing our kids to find out their career pathways,” says Nichols. “Working with Calhoun Community College we have almost 200 more kids this year taking courses out there.”

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