EDITORIAL: System leaders should continue work to keep schools in compliance with state department

Published 8:40 pm Friday, December 15, 2017

Control of Selma City Schools has been returned to the school system after nearly four years of state intervention. The decision was made Thursday by the Alabama State Board of Education.

This was an exciting moment for the members of the school board and superintendent Dr. Avis Williams. They should be proud of the work that was done to get the system going back in the right direction, but they should never forget it. This should be a reminder of what happened in the past to not let it return to what it was.

The students they serve are the future of Selma. We look forward to seeing the successes of the school system as they move forward from this dark cloud.