The Lauderdale County School District has won the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education 2019 Governor's District and Community Award. The honor is for the district's partnership with Meridian Community College. The C3 Ready Partnership is a multi-year collaborative effort to build educational systems that produce highly-skilled workers who meet the needs of both current and future employers in Lauderdale County. The project focuses on three major areas: college, career, and community.
"In the K-12 education system the focus is on equipping our students to exit our high schools with both the academic, technical and soft skills that are needed for college and career readiness," says LCSD K-6 Curriculum Director Teri Edwards. "We also work to build a foundational understanding of the importance of community. Meridian Community college extends where K-12 ends."
"MCC partners with us on the ACT WorkKeys program to assess how prepared our students are for the workplace," says LCSD Superintendent, Dr. John-Mark Cain. "We partner with MCC for our career fair, and with our dual credit program. We share common values of service to our students and to seek to build strong communities."