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LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM RECEIVES ACCREDITATION

(MAR 03, 2015)  THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS BEEN GRANTED DISTRICT ACCREDITATION. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, DOCTOR BILL HEATH, DIRECTOR OF LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOLS RECEIVED NOTIFICATION MONDAY THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAD RECEIVED  ACCREDITATION FROM THE ADVANC-ED ACCREDITATION COMMISSION...THE NATIONAL COMMISSION THAT CONFERS THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS IS RIGOROUS AND INVOLVES THREE COMPONENTS: MEETING HIGH QUALITY STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTING A CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF IMPROVEMENT, AND ENGAGING IN QUALITY ASSURANCE THRU BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL REVIEWS. BEING GRANTED THIS ACCREDITATION MEANS THAT BOTH THE DISTRICT AND ALL OF ITS SCHOOLS ARE ACCREDITED AND THAT THE SYSTEM IS RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE NATION AS A QUALITY SCHOOL SYSTEM. DOCTOR HEATH EXPLAINED THAT RECEIVING THIS ACCREDITATION DEMONSTRATES TO THE COMMUNITY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION'S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, OPENNESS TO EXTERNAL AUDIT AND FEEDBACK, AND THE DESIRE TO BE THE BEST ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS. THE ACCREDITATION IS FOR A FIVE YEAR PERIOD WITH ONGOING MONITORING AND PROGRESS REPORTING THRU OUT THE TERM.