The Randolph County Board of Education last week set a list of some rather exceptional goals. While many of them are standard, others stand out as not inclusive to the school system.
We find that refreshing for any local governmental team.
Among these were enhancing student wellness through participation in the new state and federal nutrition guidelines, and improving student attendance. Both of these make for an attainable vehicle to produce more responsible citizens of tomorrow. When students know they must be accountable for the number of days they put into their academic career, they are likely to carry that practice into a professional career. They also will learn that they need to stay healthy and strong to further their accomplishments in life.
Additionally, the school system is planning to "enhance community connections." This includes providing information about school projects and working with other groups to acquire the National Guard Armory for a civic center. With this, the board is setting an example for students by showing them that working with - instead of against - other organizations is what is more likely to lead to success in a community such as ours.
We hope students take notice of these goals and do their part when called upon. We encourage parents, too, to take an active role in their children's education process and these goals that will bring positive returns to our county in the future.
Learning isn't always achieved in a classroom or through a book. The Randolph County Board of Education is showing students that sometimes what's expected of you and what you see others accomplish is yet another gateway.