DECATUR Ala. (WAAY) - Decatur City Schools laid out their plans for the future of the school system at a meeting at Leon Sheffield Elementary School Tuesday evening.
The meeting began with a report from a community survey where nearly 700 residents voiced their opinions on what they would like to see Decatur Schools look like in 10 to 15 years. Some suggestions were for more technology, smaller class sizes, drop out prevention programs, and a lot of opions shared about a possible merger of Decatur and Austin High Schools.
Following the presentation, Superintendent Ed Nichols announced their next step, based on the community feedback. The plan is to form a committee of 30 people including students, parents, and teachers, who will work together to make a small set of action goals to present to the school board in May.
"Seeing the energy, feeling the energy and knowing we have the leadership in place to actually do it, its not just going to be a plan. Its not just going to be ideas, but its going to get done. We are going to in five, ten or fifteen years be the best school system in the state of Alabama," said parent, Ellen Didier.