The Zanesville City Schools are starting a new initiative to pump up their students.
The “We Believe” initiative will kick off this school year and last indefinitely. Superintendent Terry Martin says he thinks the program will give students a positive boost.
“We’re going to catch kids doing good things,” said Martin. “We’re going to encourage kids to do better. We’re going to reward them and we’ll have t-shirts available for our staff, letters of accommodation. We want to include our parents. We want to invite the whole community in on this type of reward.”
Martin says he knows the teachers and staff are on board, and expects the students to respond well also.
“I think they’ll be a lot of gratitude on their part because so many times we have a lot of kids that get beaten down a lot of times,” he said. “It’s easy to do that in today’s society and we want to turn that around for our kids and community.”
Martin says this year the school will focus it’s Fifth Monday Community Conversation on the “We Believe” program.
Martin says the community is invited to the conversation at the Zanesville City Schools Administrative Building on Monday August 31 at 6 p.m.