Today member Lew Bishop’s better-half Dr. Rita Bishop Superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools brought us up to date on the progress made in the school system over the last few years. A telling statistic is the graduation rate which has improved from 59% in 2008 to 87% in 2016. This impressive performance was produced by a comprehensive plan which included embracing the positive role of music in education. Dr. Bishop’s program was the last of three presented to the club on the valley’s K-12 public school systems.
We are fortunate to have such dedicated and skilled administrators overseeing the education of our children. Our gratitude and thanks go to all.