The Partners in Excellence Breakfast, sponsored by the Albany-Dougherty Chamber of Commerce, took place at 7:30 this morning at the Hilton Garden Inn, downtown.
The breakfast is a vehicle in which the business community and Albany educators get together, and Superintendent Dr. David Mosely called it "A great occasion."
"We appreciate so much what the business community does for us, and hopefully we're giving our fair share back to them, in terms of giving youngsters a good education," Mosely said.
"They volunteer for schools and donate supplies and help with field trips for youngsters. The moral support is so important when they're out singing our praises when we do good things. When you combine all of that, these are valuable assets."
Discipline issues are down, and enrollment is up, and Mosely said, "Naturally you feel better when you are making progress. It's been a struggle but we're over the hump and good things are happening, and I look forward to even better things.
Mosely said the next step is to "keep on keeping on."
"We've raised our standards, and we expect for from people now that they know that they can do the things that we want them to do. So I look for bigger and brighter things. Academic improvement, again discipline down, and still conscious about graduation rates, getting them up in that 90% range, and we've got our work cut out for us, but it's doable."
About 20 schools were represented Wednesday at the breakfast.
Mosely thanked the local news media for giving publicity to the event and to the improvements within the school system.
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