On Monday, September 10, 2018, Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. met with Taylor County Middle School students to discuss their proposal letters regarding raising two calves on the Taylor County School District campus.
The Project-Based Learning students feel that the venture will teach responsibility, good work ethic, respect, teamwork, animal science, job development and real-world experience, which they expressed in their letters to the Superintendent. Mr. Higdon said the students were so passionate about the project that he didn’t just read 1-2 letters that were sent to him, but their excitement made him want to read every single one. He went on to add that their request embodies the mission statement for the district: “At Taylor County Schools we set high expectations and work together to help all students succeed.”
Mr. Higdon told the students that he will take their request to the school board for approval and in the meantime he would like them to work on details of the project: setting up the area, getting hay, clean up, funding, etc. He thanked the students for their effort and said that he will be visiting the class again soon to discuss the board members answer to their request.
The board members approved the project after the September Board Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018.