Accreditation week under way in Andalusia City Schools

Published 1:26 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A five-member team of education professionals from Florida and Alabama is conducting an on-site review of Andalusia City Schools this week as part of the system’s five-year reaccreditation process.

Sonja Hines, a district administrator for Andalusia City Schools, said AdvancEd team members arrived Sunday night and began work Monday morning.

On Monday, the team members looked at the system from the district level, including meeting with a cross-section of community stakeholders.

The visiting team members asked about the system’s strengths and weaknesses, the extent of community involvement in the school system, and the system’s ability to reach students at all education levels.

Today, Tues., Feb. 13, team members will be in each of the city’s schools, where they will meet with the leadership teams, teachers, students and parents, and will conduct classroom observations.

On Wednesday, they will meet to compile their findings and present an exit report to Superintendent Ted Watson before they leave on Thursday.

The AdvancEd team includes educators from St. Petersburg, Fla.; Niceville, Fla.; Coffee County, Ala.; Chilton County, Ala.; and Russellville, Ala.