The Clarke County Board of Education sees as its mission the establishment of policy to provide the governance of the Clarke County School System.
The Clarke County School System believes that all children can learn and that opportunities must be provided for every student to have a safe, healthy environment with instruction that meets their educational needs. This system recognizes, that even in our rural setting, we are a part of an interdependent, global society and it is the system's mission to educate students to be contributing citizens in that society.
Through pursuit of quality in all parts of the system, through positive motivation, positive discipline of students and with increasing positive parental involvement and business and citizen involvement, the Clarke County School System will help students become self-sufficient thinkers and citizens.
Facts About Clarke County Schools
Clarke County is a rural county located in Southwest Alabama with a population of approximately 25,000. Within the county are two public school systems, the Thomasville City System and the Clarke County Public School System. The Clarke County Public School System has approximately 436 employees with a student population of approximately 3,271. There are seven schools, three in Grove Hill, the county seat, four in Jackson. The Central Office is located at 155 Cobb Street in Grove Hill. (P.O. Box 936)
The Superintendent of Education and the five members of the Clarke County Board of Education are elected. Larry Bagley has served as Superintendent since January 1, 2013. The Board members are Charlton F. Anderson, Thamus Douglas, Sherry Barnes, Barry Chancey, and Clinton Hawkins. The President of the Board is elected at the annual meeting in November.
The Clarke County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Superintendent - Special Education Coordinator/504 Coordinator