WELCOME TO THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER FOR SAINT LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
January 10, 2017
We have exciting news to share with you. The Missouri State Board of Education has demonstrated its confidence in Saint Louis Public Schools and the significant improvements we have made by voting today to restore Full Accreditation to the District.
Reaching this milestone has taken nine years and unwavering dedication by students, staff, community partners and you—our amazing parents and guardians. Above all else, we believe our students can achieve, and they continue to prove it.
So, what does this mean for you and your family? This vote means we have reached a level of success worth recognizing. We have met benchmarks set by the State, sustained our progress and are many steps closer to our Number 1 goal of creating a system of excellent schools for all students. This means:
While we do recognize the importance of noting milestones—and this certainly is a significant one—please know we will not truly celebrate until we are confident we are serving every child to the best of our ability. This is a pause, not a period. We certainly have room to improve, and every stakeholder of SLPS will be encouraged and expected to play a role.
Thank you for entrusting your child to the capable hands of SLPS teachers, principals and support staff. Thank you, also, for supporting public education in St. Louis. We are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for your child and every child. Your partnership is essential to our success. Thank you.
Dr. Kelvin R. Adams
Superintendent of Schools
Saint Louis Public Schools