The Bulloch County Board of Education gave a passing grade to Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson in an evaluation of his first year on the job.
Board members conducted the evaluation - it is required by law for boards to do so yearly - during an executive session scheduled at the conclusion of its regular meeting Thursday.
On Friday, board members, through Chairman Maurice Hill, issued a prepared statement to the public.
"As required by law, the School Board has conducted its annual evaluation of the Superintendent, Mr. Charles Wilson. The evaluation was favorable and was discussed with the Superintendent at last night's regular School Board meeting during Executive Session," Hill said. "The Board supports Mr. Wilson in his efforts to continually improve our system, and we look forward to working with the Superintendent during this next school year."
Wilson, 46, was officially sworn into office as Bulloch County Schools superintendent on July 26, 2012, succeeding Lewis Holloway, who left to become the superintendent of the Starkville, Miss., school system.
He was signed by the board to a two-year agreement, which expires July 31, 2014.
Wilson previously served as assistant superintendent of business and finance for the Bulloch County district and has been with the system for 17 years.
"The board's feedback was very positive and supportive. I was pleased with the feedback they gave me," Wilson said. "We are one year into efforts to change the course of where we are going with the school system. What is important here is: the evaluation reflects the board's support for where we are going and how we are getting there."
In his tenure thus far, Wilson has led an effort to develop a new strategic plan for the Bulloch County school system. In recent months, school administrators - in association with education experts - have surveyed teachers, students, and parents, and attended various workshops to help determine how the system will develop and improve in the future.
"As the superintendent, I will continue to make decisions the way I have; and continue looking forward to the future," Wilson said. "What I hope to do in the next year is continue to develop the foundation and culture that we need to achieve our vision as a school system. That vision is for us to be a leader in this state and nation in academic achievement for our students; and doing that in a very cost-effective way."
Jeff Harrison may be reached at (912) 489-9454.