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Franklin County Schools Board of Education Visits Edward Best and Laurel Mill Elementary Schools

Franklin County Schools Board of Education Visits Edward Best and Laurel Mill Elementary Schools

Yesterday, members of the Franklin County Schools (FCS) Board of Education dedicated their time to visiting two historical schools within their community: Edward Best Elementary School (EBES) and Laurel Mill Elementary School (LMES).

The visit started at EBES, where the Board was greeted with enthusiasm and warmth by the school's student leaders. This vibrant welcome set the tone for a day of engaging interactions and insightful observations. The Board members enjoyed participating in a meet and greet with distinguished EBES alums. The leadership team at EBES highlighted the school's unique and nurturing environment centered around the concept of 'family.' This principle has been instrumental in creating a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where students are encouraged to learn and grow together.

The day continued with a visit to LMES, where the Board was introduced to the concept of the "magical power of Yet." This approach fosters a growth mindset among students, emphasizing that while they may not have mastered a skill "yet," they will achieve their goals with perseverance and support. The administration at LMES provided a comprehensive overview of the school's programs, achievements, and the small community's big heart, which resonates throughout the school's culture.

The FCS Board of Education's visit emphasize their ongoing commitment to supporting and celebrating the achievements of their schools, reinforcing the importance of community, family values, and a positive growth mindset in shaping the future of Franklin County's students.

**Contact:**
Dawayne McIntosh
dawaynemcintosh@fcschools.net