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School awaits report on accreditation

By Michael Butler

Dr. Brock Nolin has received feedback already on the recent accreditation process that the school system undergoes every five years.

"The accreditation process went really well," said Tallassee's school superintendent. "We had educators from South Carolina, Mississippi and other states throughout that panel. They said Tallassee, Ms. (Tessie) Williams, the administrators and community did an excellent job.

"We did some videos. Mayor (Johnny) Hammock helped me with some of those. We did a virtual tour of our city. The administrators did a showpiece of the different programs in the schools. The committee loved those videos. It was a great process."

Nolin said that the community's sense of pride was evident in the eyes of the committee.

"I'm not originally from Tallassee. I've lived here longer than where I grew up. I consider this my home now. I take pride in the community just like everyone else who grew up here."

Accreditation is done for high schools and colleges.

"It's a big thing to be considered accredited," said Nolin. "It gives value to your diploma and the product that you put out."

Nolin expects the final report within the next few weeks.