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Sullivan school board discusses future of North; may close Weaver

August 26th, 2011 9:07 am by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan North High School soon could become a grades 7-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) platform school in cooperation with Kingsport City Schools and the state of Tennessee.
Meanwhile, Weaver Elementary School appears headed toward closing this spring.
The Sullivan County Board of Education explored those options for the eastern and western areas of the county at a work session Thursday night. It is to discuss both at a voting meeting next month, when Director of Schools Jubal Yennie is to ask the board to vote or at least give an indication on whether the school system should pursue both scenarios.
Other possibilities Yennie brought up were building a new middle school to serve the Bluff City and Piney Flats area in the Sullivan East High School zone and a new middle school in the Sullivan South High School zone.

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