uggs with bows BCPS ushers in new era of cooperation with state
Kellogg Foundation; Paula Daniels, interim director of the Office of Partnership Districts; and Venessa Keesler, deputy superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education.(Photo: Noe Hernandez/The Enquirer)Then the president and CEO of the Battle Creek Community Foundationaddedher signature to a new partnership agreement between BCPS and the Michigan Department of Educationthat couldgive all of them a better future.
“These are our kids, these are Battle Creek’s kids, and I’m here to say and I get all emotional about this because I careso much and know so much these are our kids, and we have mounted a pretty good movement to support all the Battle Creek students and families and teachers and the personnel here so that every child gets help,” Hunt said. “It’s not just the schools’ responsibility, and I’m pretty proud of the work that’s already been started.””The partnership model is built on, the supports that Battle Creek needs,
we’ll help them get,” Keesler said. “Not everything is spelled out in the agreement because we’re going to work together to make sure what is necessary for success can be provided either by the state, by partners, by someone. That’s our commitment to our partnership districts.”
Partnership agreements are unique to each district, she said,and her department’spartnership with BCPS is uniquebecause of the some of the supports already in place.”For us, failure is not an option,” said Battle Creek Superintendent Kim Carter. “Every single child matters and we are committed to 100% success for every Bearcat that we serve.”
“BCPS is making bold top to bottom changes,” she added. “We expect to raise our graduation rates, we expect to increase engagement with parents and our community and, most importantly,
we expect to improve academic outcomes for every child that walks through our doors.”.