Indiana General Assembly honors New Albany school

Indiana General Assembly honors New Albany school

Indiana General Assembly honors New Albany school

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Posted on February 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Resolution 43 to congratulate the New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation for being recognized by Solution Tree as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) model school.
The resolution commended NAFCS for making learning a fundamental purpose, establishing a collaborative culture combined with job-embedded professional development and for basing effectiveness on results instead of intentions which have both met the strict criteria for recognition as a PLC and yielded tangible results including impressive test score improvement.
A leadership team representing NAFCS accepted the Resolution on the Senate floor of the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of everyone at NAFCS and the students from Senator Ron Grooms who presented the Resolution that he authored.
"After three years of implementing the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at work model, NAFC schools are seeing tangible results. ISTEP+ scores are up dramatically. The school corporation has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as measured by Indiana Department of Education for two straight years. Scores have increased in both math skills and English/Language Arts. NAFC schools received an A grade from the Indiana Department of Education. The improved results come from dedicated teachers and from students who have been taught how to learn and have been given the motivation to learn. NAFCS continues to benefit from good leadership outside the classroom and from the administration's desire to be the best," said Senator Ron Grooms.
Dr. Bruce Hibbard, NAFCS Superintendent commented, "I am very proud of all of the hard work of our staff, teachers and students.  It is a great accomplishment to receive this recognition by the State of Indiana."

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