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MACON CO., AL (WSFA) -

May 28 is the last day of school for students in Macon County, but the first day for school leaders to start looking at goals for the next school year.

Concerns, praises and room for improvement for the Macon County Schools are plastered all over the meeting room for the board of education.

Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks says school leaders are looking at current issues at all schools how to effectively address them this coming school year.

"Those post-it notes came from our three major stake holders: students, parents and our teachers," Dr. Brooks said.

Dr. Brooks says the strategic plan has clear tasks that need to be met within three to five years. She says there are three focuses for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

"Dual enrollment and how we can expand that program for our high school students," Dr. Brooks said. "How we can increase our computer labs in our elementary schools and we also looked at our summer learning opportunities that we would like to provide to our students."

The vision is written, and Dr. Brooks says now it is full speed ahead to the finish line and to checking off everything on the list for the six schools and 2200 students in the Macon County school district.

The superintendent says school leaders will update parents and students with a revised strategic plan on June 19 during a public meeting.

Dr. Brooks says as more feedback in coming up, they will continue to update the district's strategic plan.

In response to today's overturning of the Accountability Act, Superintendent Brooks says she hopes today's actions will open the eyes of lawmakers.

She also hopes the state will see that districts like Macon County are operating on limited funds need more money to provide the best education possible to students.

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