As people look to relocate to an area, the success and stability of the local school system is one of the most important topics that drives their decision. For decades, the Watauga County School system has served as a model across the State of North Carolina and routinely finds itself at the center of “quality of life,” conversations about the local area. Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott discusses the start to the 2017-18 school year as well as long range plans for the system on this episode of Mind Your Business, a weekly radio program produced in partnership between the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and High Country Radio.
Recently the system announced an increase in its four-year graduation rate for the second consecutive year, reaching a record high of 91.2%. Dr. Elliott points back to the quality of educators in the system as the key driver in the overall academic success.
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Mind Your Business is a weekly production of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program highlights chamber members and allows for a deeper conversation about their history, impact on the community, and upcoming events. To hear your business featured on the program, contact David Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tune in each Thursday at 10am for Mind Your Business on WATA (AM1450/96.5FM).