Avis Willams and LaMarr Darnell

Dr. Avis Williams and Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields encouraged teachers and staff of Selma City Schools to “believe in” their students.

Selma City Schools rolled out a draft of their revised strategic plan at a forum on Sept. 23.

Superintendent Avis Williams said the plan was started three years ago and was supposed to take the system through 2023. The COVID pandemic changed the education and cultural landscape so drastically that Williams said it was time to look at the plan again to see how it fits in the post-COVID world.

“We want to take time to take a step back to examine where we are and what the needs are,” Williams said. “The pandemic changed everything. We know for sure we cannot continue business as usual.”

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