New School Year Brings New Challenges

New School Year Brings New Challenges

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MOBILE, Alabama -

It's a busy season of construction at Mobile County Schools, with 18 active construction projects.

On the day where students returned to classes Board members are hoping this is the year where stuff gets done.

"I think one thing I would like to see us be pretty close to a third of the way through the building program by the end of this next fiscal year," said School Board President Dr. William Foster.

This year he says the district is committed to making sure more students leave with diplomas.

"Right now we are a little better than 70 percent. We have made significant strides in the past three years so that is a big challenge," said Dr. Foster.

The Mobile Area Education Foundation is a non-profit that works in conjunction with the district their goal is get the graduation rate to 80 percent.

"So many of our children are way far behind before they even break open the doors of kindergarten, so making sure that we have high quality pre-k and high standards for all children," said Executive Director Carolyn Akers.

Officials say the biggest partnership will come from homes.

"I think many of the problems we have with our children; I think many of them stems from home. We have some great parents but then we have some parents that need to put a little more effort to find out what is going on with their child except for when they get in trouble," said School Board Vice President Reginald Crenshaw.

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