SHALLOTTE, NC (WECT) - Leaders heard from parents and teachers Monday night about the direction of the Brunswick County Schools system.
During the third public input session, teachers and parents told school leaders what they want added to the county's curriculum and Dr. Jerry L. Oates, BCS superintendent, said the school board is listening as it forms a strategic plan for the district from 2019-24.
“It’s a five-year plan and we want to make sure we have the community's input on how they want their school system to proceed in that time,” Oates said. "This is the community school system so if it’s going to be their school system, then they need to have input to see which direction they’d like to see their school system proceed."
Many at Monday's meeting recommended schools expand mentorships for college applicants, which is in line with the state's goal of having every public high school graduate be ready for work, further education and citizenship.
Others recommended that schools foster better interpersonal skills in students and help them understand work ethic and accountability.