Supt. Dr. Terry Griffin is optimistic about the coming school year for Stanly County Schools despite the budget cuts looming over the district. “Budget cuts are in the front of everyone’s concerns right now. Our structural supply budget has been cut by 30 percent. This encourages us to be better stewards of the resources we have and to be more efficient,” said Griffin.
Paper supplies have been hit the hardest encouraging staff and teachers to prioritize their supply usage and go more green. Griffin expects the PTO and PTA organizations will have to alter their funding efforts to help offset the shortage.
Griffin took over the position of superintendent after Dr. DePaul took a position with Colquitt County School this past May.
“It’s been a very busy transition… I’ve been working very hard to get an understanding of the other departments. I feel good about the progress I’ve made,” says Griffin.
One of the most challenging aspects of the new position for Griffin is the financial restraints placed on the school system. Continue reading
The West Stanly Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) sent twelve students and two advisors to San Antonio Texas for the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 29 through July.
Several teams and individuals from West Stanly competed in events varying from American Enterprise to Business Math. Junior Jesse Swink, who participated in the Digital Video Editing competition said, “For Brandon and I being here to compete against the best in the nation is an incredible honor.” When not competing, the students enjoyed exploring the city.
“San Antonio is such a beautiful city, with so much to see and so much history, I almost don’t want to go back home,” said senior Schyler Martin.
West Stanly FBLA would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who supported them and helped them to get there.