October 29, 2014
(NASHVILLE, TN), October 29, 2013 – Trousdale County Schools are leading Tennessee in “doing it right” said Senator Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) as he congratulated parents, teachers, students and the administrative staff at the schools for being selected for the top honor awarded by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Haile attended the event in which the school system was awarded $25,000 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and SCORE Chairman Bill Frist.
“I want to reiterate the comments heard last night that our schools have taken the lead in ‘doing it right’ to provide our students with a world class education,” said Senator Haile. “This award confirms what I saw when I toured the schools a few weeks ago. It was exciting to see the tremendous work being done at these schools. The benefits will be reaped by our students for many decades to come.”
Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman quoted Trousdale School Superintendent Clint Satterfield at the SCORE Award event regarding his comments on his action plan to improve education in Trousdale County Schools. Satterfield said, “We’re going to do it. We’re going to do it right. And we’re going to do it right now.”
“This is exactly the attitude it takes to move mountains and help our students receive the tools they need to compete in today’s job market,” added Haile.
“Our prize winners and finalists have shown that it is possible to prepare all of our students to be successful in college and the workforce,” Frist said. “The stories we heard from teachers, principals, district leaders, students, and other stakeholders are powerful. And they are proof points for what works.”
According to SCORE, Trousdale County Schools serve more than 1,200 students and have significantly narrowed the achievement gap in science between white students and African-American and Hispanic students. It also has shown notable growth on TVAAS in math and Biology I.