Bennett’s stop at Tri-West was one of many, as he planned to visit schools in Southern Indiana later Tuesday. Measures and talks to reform education throughout the state have been hotbed topics as educators and lawmakers face off on the future of the system.
“We live in a period where education is under scrutiny,” Bennett said. “Teachers, I want you to hear thank you. We’re proud of what you do. We honor what you do.”
Students at the school-wide assembly gave their teachers a standing ovation as King, Bennett, and Ward praised them for their leadership and hard work.
King said, “I’ve been here for about 14 years and it’s a great system to be a part of. I do value highly the teachers and their dedication here, as well as the students.”
Ward and the teachers who formed the committee to apply for recognition in the program will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to make a presentation on TWMS during the 2011 Schools to Watch Conference. A banner bestowed to the school from the Schools to Watch Program will hang from a bannister in the entryway of the school.