Education Matters – Autauga County School (December ’23)

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The holidays are here, and there is so much to be thankful for in Autauga County Schools! As I reflect on the past few months, I’m happy to share that our students have been hard at work under the leadership of some of the most passionate educators in the business. Everything from a district-wide robotics expansion, summer reading success celebration with Governor Ivey, career tech expansion ribbon cutting, and all the everyday victories in between remind me that the best days in this district still lie ahead of us.

We’re working on several major projects that directly benefit our stakeholders. We are proud to be implementing a new Centralized Registration area that will launch the district’s online and open enrollment initiatives just in time for the 2024-2025 school year. Centralized Registration will enable families to enroll and withdraw students from one location while keeping policies and procedures consistent across the district. As part of the registration process, families will enroll and complete most back-to-school documents online with just a few clicks of a computer or mobile device, eliminating most of the hassle associated with starting a new school year. We are also allowing families within the district to choose where they attend school through an application process. While we are still working out the details, we desire to provide our students with everything they need to be successful in school, and allowing families to select the best school environment for their children is a win for everyone.

In addition to these operational updates, small capital investment projects are in progress, including new flooring, fencing, digital camera & intercom systems, sound walls, security equipment, covered walkways, and painting.

The success that Autauga County Schools enjoys is because of the many ways families and community members support us, so thank you for everything you do to make our students – our most valuable asset – successful in their own ways. From our ACS family to yours, we wish you a very merry holiday season!

Lyman Woodfin is a 17-year veteran of the school system having served as a classroom teacher, coach, and school administrator. Most recently, Lyman Woodfin was the Marbury High School principal, serving the 560-student school since 2018. During his tenure, he was credited with overhauling the curriculum offerings to meet all students’ educational needs, including adding new vocational classes in broadcasting, business, agriculture, and construction. He is married to Staci and they have five children who attend school in the district.

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