Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
Reflecting on the 2012-2013 school year, our school community can be proud of Campbell County’s schools, students, and staff. Their academic, athletic, and performing arts accomplishments are numerous and ranking 12th in the state on the ACT is absolutely remarkable. Campbell County’s faculty and students are the best. As Superintendent, I am extremely pleased and honored to be able to serve in a community that values education and where all are committed to student learning. Together, we are doing “whatever it takes” to provide the highest quality education, programs, and facilities.
When we began the school year, the Board of Education and I challenged our students, staff, and community to use the following four focus points to guide our education decisions:
Promote High Academic Achievement
Enhance Academic and Athletic Facilities
Promote School Community Relations
Promote New District-Wide Technologies
This has not been an easy task given a significant reduction in local, state, and federal revenue. Effective July 1, 2013, Campbell County Schools will experience a decrease in revenues of approximately $1.7 million, which will impact approximately 40 positions in the district. Therefore, as we planned for the 2013-14 school year, we had to restructure, re-think, and reflect upon every process and program. Very difficult decisions were made. Throughout this process we sought input from all of our staff and made every effort to minimize the impact our decisions would have on teaching and learning.
To address the significant decrease in local, state, and federal revenue, district-wide reductions were made based on the following four criteria: (1) Restructuring District Support Services; (2) Retirements and Normal Attrition; (3) Operating within Grant funding allocations; and (4) Staffing schools according to student enrollment projections. As a result, some district-wide employees were reassigned to the classroom as required by teacher tenure and seniority regulations, which may have an impact on some positions currently held by non-tenured employees. However, direct service to students, including classroom instruction, continues to be our highest priority, and budget solutions have been made to ensure both the short term and long term fiscal health of our district. While this was a very difficult process for all of us, it is comforting to know that the Campbell County School District works hard to provide the highest quality teachers for our students – in every grade, in every position, and in every school.
Although we end the school year having made some very difficult decisions to address the significant loss of revenue for the 2013-14 school year, we stand committed to continued educational excellence for all students. As Superintendent of Campbell County Schools, I am honored to lead this charge. While the economic reality is challenging, we will continue to make every decision in the best interest of our students. When I reflect on the passion in this community, the quality employees, the outstanding students, and the outpouring of support, I am encouraged. Despite difficult decisions, we ARE and will CONTINUE to be at the top of the state on academic assessments, national merit scholarships, visual and performing arts programs, and athletics. This is my commitment to you.
Glen A. Miller