Ozark City Schools superintendent shares his plans for the school year

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Ozark City Schools new superintendent officially took office Thursday afternoon, just in time for the new school year.

With school starting in about a month, Reeivice Girtman is gearing up to put his plans in action. This includes a 100 day plan that he says will be centered around engagement, equity, and excellence.

“From the stand point of engagement, as I told you, I’ve been meeting with some of my staff members, and meeting with members of the community,” Girtman said. “So I want to continue to stay engaged. From an equity stand point, I want to make sure that we’ve got services that meet the needs for all of our students and for all of our staff. Making sure that we have the proper resources for all of them. And then from the stand point of excellence, I want us to be the very best that we can be. To offer the best education and services to our students.”

Although Girtman has a 100 day plan as his first act of business, he is also thinking long term for his students future.

“It’s important that we develop our students for tomorrow,” Girtman said. “So one of the things I want to focus on, is making sure that our students are career ready.”

Girtman’s plans for Ozark stretches far beyond the school system. He plans to get involved with the city as well as the whole community.

“One of the key points of my 100 day plan, was for me to have the chance to meet with some of our key leaders. So I’ve attended rotary meetings, I’ve had a chance to meet with our police chief, and with our mayor and we’ve been able to talk about some of the most important priorities for our school system,” Girtman said.

With the new school year coming up, Girtman is preparing to have students return to the classrooms in the safest way possible, and get back in the desks learning.

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