Georgia Flexibility Waiver 2015-16


Vidalia City Schools

301 Adams Street

Vidalia, Georgia 30474


TIM TRUXEL, Chairman


DOUG P. ROPER, III, Vice-Chairman Superintendent

BRUCE ASBERRY, Treasurer (912) 537-3088

HAL CHESSER, Assistant Treasurer


LISA ADAMS, Parliamentarian Assistant Superintendent

  DR. J. GARRETT WILCOX, Secretary (912) 537-3089


TO: Parents and Guardians of J. D. Dickerson Primary students

RE: Title I Notification for the 2015-2016 school year of the Flexibility Waiver

FROM: Carol Welch, Principal

This letter is intended to provide information concerning Georgia's Flexibility Waiver and what it will mean for you and your student. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Georgia Department of Education transitioned from the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) designation for Georgia's schools to Reward, Priority, Focus and Alert School designations. In addition, this waiver outlines Georgia's new accountability system called the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). The state system will give parents, students, teachers and families a more complete and comprehensive picture of where a school or district is meeting performance expectations and where it is not.

We are very proud to tell you that J. D. Dickerson Primary has not been given a school designation this school year which means we are continuing to provide a quality education to all of our students. We take pride in the educational opportunities we are able to provide for our children. Our teachers and staff members work very hard to meet the needs of all students to ensure academic success. We have evidence that students are learning and making good progress, and we consider this to be an important indicator of success.

As we are achieving in many areas, we also know there is always room for improvement. An important part of our success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement. We hope that as a parent/guardian, you will become involved in our school improvement initiatives as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations. If you are interested in participating in developing our school improvement initiatives so we can continue to excel, please call me at 912-537-3421 or e-mail me at

Thank you for all that you do to support your child's education.