The split nature of the Washington County Board of Education continues in its evaluations of former Director of Schools Kimber Halliburton’s evaluations, which board members submitted to the Tennessee School Boards Association the week she publicly announced her resignation.
A Washington County commissioner said Thursday that he plans to resign from his elected position so he can become eligible to run for a seat on the county’s Board of Education in the Aug. 2 election.
State election officials are investigating whether a candidate who’s already submitted his petition to run for a seat on the Washington County Board of Education is eligible to be on the ballot.
In the face of another failed vote to select a design for the Jonesborough K-8 school, the original plan to renovate the current round portion of the elementary school made an appearance at Thursday night’s Washington County Board of Education meeting.
While new blood can bring new ideas to any organization, there’s something to be said for local knowledge, tenure and track record.
It took pulling $1 million from the fund balance, but the Washington County Board of Education passed a balanced budget Wednesday night amid extra expenses they weren’t expecting.
Not even 24 hours after being elected interim director of schools for Washington County, Bill Flanary had a lot to do for his first day in the position.
Despite a contentious discussion at Wednesday night’s Washington County Board of Education meeting, board members unanimously selected assistant director of schools Bill Flanary to serve as interim director after Kimber Halliburton’s resignation last week.
If Washington County Board of Education members Clarence Mabe and Mike Masters are correct, the majority of their peers on the board have drawn up an end-run around the public.
In the wake of Kimber Halliburton’s announcement Wednesday that she’s resigning her position as director of Washington County Schools, the county Board of Education has scheduled a called meeting next week.
Back at square one with the proposed Jonesborough K-8 plans, the Washington County Board of Education left another meeting without a plan moving forward.
The Board of Education voted 5 -4 Thursday night to approve what Board member Mary Beth Dellinger called “scheme 4.” Dellinger said the proposal is a modified version of scheme 2, which would remove the saucer-shaped portion of the existing elementary school and build a new school onto the portion added in the 1990s. Architect Tony Street told school board members the overall cost for the project would come in $6 million over the $20.7 million the county has budgeted for the Jonesborough K-8 project.
When the Washington County Board of Education’s finance committee met Monday, members decided on a $10 raise for bus drivers picking up extra daily routes.
Another plan for the proposed Jonesborough K-8 school is on its way to the Washington County Commission.
A budget with a full wish list for the Washington County school system is on the way to the county’s Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting Thursday.