Superintendent's Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great hope and anticipation that I welcome you to the start of another exciting school year. As Superintendent, it's been a privilege to work with each of you. Because of your dedication and hard work, Ritchie County Schools continue to be recognized as an excellent school district as evidenced by last year's state reviews.

Adding to the excitement of a new school year is the possibility of a new elementary school being constructed and some important renovations being made at our existing high school/middle school. Hopefully these much-needed educational improvements will become a reality. There will be a special election held in Ritchie County on Saturday, September 9, 2017 that will allow all citizens to take part in this very important school decision and I would encourage all staff to be involved in determining the outcome of this critical issue.

We look forward to welcoming all students and staff members back to Ritchie County Schools this year. Staff members begin the new school year on August 11th and we will welcome students back on August 17th.

It is important during this school year that we continue to be a positive presence in all that we do and with everyone that we come in contact with each and every day. Collectively we can accomplish our educational goals and again I want to thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication to our students and community. I hope your year is filled with great success!


Rick Coffman

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