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Donald Holwerda, lead evaluator for the Quality Assurance Review addressed the school community after spending two full days, with the QAR team, on the TCPS campus conducting a comprehensive review of the total school program. Once the review was completed, TCPS was awarded five commendations.
“TCPS has an outstanding educational program,” the evaluator said. “It was difficult to find any area to recommend for improvement.”
Jean Sharp, associate director of SACS/AdvancEd for the state of Tennessee traveled from Nashville for the presentation of the QAR team report. Also present was Laura Harper, a SACS/AdvancEd field representative and consultant.
“I would not miss seeing the accreditation recommendation being made for such a worthwhile school,” Sharp said.
Dr. Bill Balzano, TCPS president said, “We knew we were doing a very fine job of educating children. This recommendation confirms that fact for our school family and for the Cleveland, Bradley County community.”