There will be no convocation at the Macon Coliseum this year to welcome back Bibb County educators for another school year.
Instead, interim school Superintendent Steve Smith will greet faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 year with a convocation video, a cost-cutting move, the system announced Tuesday.
The video will begin airing on the school districts public information station at 9 a.m. Wednesday and run through noon Friday, replaying every hour. After Friday, the video will be uploaded to the districts YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bibbschools.
During the hourlong video, Smith will speak to faculty and staff about what lies ahead for the district in the coming year, with specific messages about the strategic plan, discipline, accreditation, school councils, technology and more.
We have got to all work together for the betterment of our school system. We can make a difference in providing a better quality of education, Smith says in the video. We need to focus on the future, we need to have a positive, optimistic outlook for our future, for every area of our school system.
I am passionate about this job. Im going to pour all my heart, soul, mind and body into this job over the course of the year, he says. I hope that you will join me as a partner as we work together to ensure greater success for the Bibb County school system.
The districts public information television station is Channel 65 through Cox Communications, Channel 17 with Cox Communications digital cable, or Channel 93.1 with a digital tuner ready TV or digital box.
The school year for Bibb County students begins Aug. 5.