The Central Community School System strategic plan defines both what is important to achieve (the vision and key goals) and the way to achieve them (strategies and action items.) It also includes the basic measures and a scorecard which are used to assess progress over time. The plan, used by the School Board, senior leadership and staff, creates a learning environment that challenges and engages students. This plan confirms our charge to improve efficiency and effectiveness by making the best use of valuable resources the community provides.


Provide a World-Class education for all students.

World Class Education



Research, practice and common sense confirm that a whole-child approach to education will develop and prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow. Addressing students' comprehensive needs is a shared responsibility of students, families, schools and community members.

A whole-child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and long-term student success.

Goal One



To successfully qualify for job requirements today, students need to think deeply about issues, solve problems or invent new solutions creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technologies rapidly, and be able to identify important details from multiple sources of information. The rapid changes in our world require students to be flexible, to take initiative and lead when necessary, and to have an entrepreneurial spirit that produces something new and useful.
Each of the strategies related to this goal enables Central Community School System students to be prepared to function effectively in the world around them now and in the future, and develop the skills necessary to actualize their potential and achieve success.

Goal Two



The Central Community School System provides a challenging and engaging educational experience for all students by recruiting and hiring a high-quality and diverse workforce, offering a competitive compensation and benefit package, and providing staff with necessary tools and training. The most important functions to recruit, retain and develop high quality staff are:

Goal Three



Fiscal responsibility is defined as the financial functions of the Central Community School System, and its obligation to be accountable for how resources are used. The distribution of revenue allocations in a district budget enhances or detracts from the quality of education students receive. Our greatest revenue source comes from community citizens, and the district wants to maintain the community’s confidence that tax dollars are well spent. This is accomplished by establishing fiscal policies and practices that safeguard district assets, while being transparent and collaborative with constituents.

Goal Four



Communication is a critical function in organizations, from the very small to the very large. Even one-to-one communication can be fraught with challenges and misunderstandings. By communicating purposefully and focusing on results and relationships, the Central Community School System can leverage effective communication strategies to generate solid results with multiple audiences.
The “Age of Collaboration” has been officially declared because it is understood that connecting with anyone, from anywhere, at the right time, with the right information differentiates successful organizations from less successful ones. Collaboration is the perfect approach to take advantage of the wealth of information and expertise within the Central Community School System. Making collaborative opportunities among the district’s various constituents easy and approachable means that the whole community can contribute to every student’s success and create a common legacy.

Goal Five

Superintendent's Bio

Dr. Jason Fountain, who has been an educator in the Central Community School System since 2009, has spent over twenty years impacting the lives of students.

Fountain started his teaching career at Bay Minette Middle School in Bay Minette, Alabama, as a 7th grade math teacher in 1995. He continued in that position until 2002 when he made a transition to working with student-athletes at the collegiate level. After a brief stint as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Troy University, Fountain began work as an academic advisor for student-athletes at Mississippi State University in December 2002. A year later, Fountain began working at Florida State University as the academic advisor for football, soccer, and softball. In 2006, Fountain moved to Baton Rouge to work at Louisiana State University as the academic advisor for football student-athletes, where he coordinated academic services for the 2007 National Championship football team. He continued in this capacity through the end of 2008.

In January 2009, Fountain began serving as assistant principal at Tanglewood Elementary School. He remained in that position until July 2012 when he was named co-principal at Central Middle School. Beginning in 2013, Fountain served as the sole principal for the next three years. During this time, Central Middle School earned and maintained an “A” rating as determined by the Louisiana Department of Education.

In July 2016, Fountain moved to the Central Office as Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. During this time, the District revamped its Discipline Center, rebranded and relaunched the Virtual Academy, and implemented the Eureka math curriculum in grades k-8.

Fountain began serving as the second Superintendent of the Central Community School System in January 2018.

Fountain grew up in a small town in south Alabama (East Brewton). He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Troy University, a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from Athens State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Alabama, and an Educational Doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Fountain is married to the former Aimie Chapman from Central, and the couple has two children, Ainsley and Jase.


Superintendent's Videos

October 2018 - Tanglewood Math Night and Central High Homecoming
July 2018 - Facility Upgrades, High School Jump Start Summers, New Principal Introductions, Orientation & Open House Schedules
March 2018 - Pre-K Coordinated Enrollment Fair and Louisiana Day
February 2018 - Culture Coin and Dental Assistant Program
January 8, 2018 - Welcome Back!