Editorial: Dalton Public Schools' first State of the System should highlight successes, challenges

The education of our children should always been on the top of our minds.

Whether they are learning in a structured, school environment, at a historic venue while on vacation or having their parents read a bedtime story to them, the education our children receive has an enormous impact on the quality of their adult lives. Study after study shows that.

So just how are our schools doing?

On Tuesday, we'll find out from Dalton Public Schools. That's when Superintendent Tim Scott presents the system's first State of the Schools address at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 300 E. Waugh St.

According to the school system, "Scott will provide an update on the district's work on the strategic plan implemented last school year. The information presented will include an update on the district's academic performance and accomplishments over the last 12 months as well as a facility update."

The public is invited, and we hope you take time to attend.

We also hope school officials present all sides of how the system is performing. We want to hear about the good -- of course -- but we also deserve to hear about challenges, and what our administrators and teachers are doing to address those obstacles.

We are aware that great things happen in Dalton Public Schools every day, and those successes should be lauded. But we also want to hear about those issues that cause concerns.

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