Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts says business community’s support needed in classrooms

If there was one message that could be taken away from Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts’ first State of the Schools Address to the county’s business leaders on Wednesday, it’s that their help is needed to ensure the district’s students can achieve success.

Watts came back to the theme of community support for the schools a few times during his speech to the Gwinnett Chamber during a luncheon at the Gas South Convention Center. He talked about families supporting the schools and the education of children, but, given his audience, he narrowed in on the need for support from the business community in particular, calling on them to join “Team GCPS.”