ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) -- We're now about halfway through the 2019-2020 school year, and Thursday Enterprise City Schools Superintendent, Greg Faught provided an update on education within the school system.
"And the caliber of people that are attracted to the jobs here in Enterprise, this is a sought after place," superintendent Faught said.
New and exciting things are in store for the 2020 school year at Enterprise City Schools. One of those being, a new math initiative.
"What we've done is placed math specialists within each elementary school and the whole idea is that they work with those teachers and build capacity so the teachers better understand math. So they can teach it to the students and they have a stronger foundation when they leave the elementary school level," Faught said.
But that's not the only addition..... for grades 4-6 there will also be a summer enrichment camp held at the new Coppinville Junior High School.
"It's not going to be the kids who struggle, it's going to be the kids who don't struggle. We want the average, to the upper-level learner to be involved in this and be involved in things like robotics and science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts, video production," Faught said.
Making Enterprise City Schools one of the largest economic drivers - serving over 7,000 students and being one of the largest employers in the city.
"As far as the financial impact of the community, it is one of the largest employers in the city of Enterprise. We're blessed for not only that but to have an excellent school system, excellent support staff, excellent teachers, and administrators. So, that's why Enterprise grows the way it is," Paul Sherling, owner of Ed Sherling Ford said.
This year the school system gained more than 211 students K-12, about 1,445 students come from outside of Enterprise and more families are choosing to move within the city limits.
"We're very very fortunate, it's the foundation of our community and so it's nice having one high school here. Everyone rallies behind us and the school system and so we're very blessed and very fortunate to have the leadership that we have with Mr. Faught," Sherling said.
Superintendent Faught also mentioned that the new track and tennis complex should be completed within the next month.