On Monday, the Johnson City Commission and Johnson City Schools officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new gym and cafeteria at Liberty Bell Middle School.
Dr. Ralph Van Brocklin always wore cowboy boots — even in the operating room. The only time you’d catch him without them in public was when he was running.
Public education needs relentless champions, and it’s hard to describe Dick Manahan as anything less.
Johnson City Board of Education member Richard Manahan announced Thursday his plans not run for re-election in November.
The Johnson City Board of Education discussed possible action on faculty raises and the district’s recommendations for TNReady state testing at Monday’s meeting.
Board is letting the voters fill the vacancy necessitated by Stacie Torbett’s departure from city residency.
Now five seats on the Johnson City Board of Education will be up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election.
As customary, no official action was taken by the Johnson City Board of Education during Monday’s annual retreat, but the school board and Superintendent Steve Barnett engaged in some healthy discussion about the school system’s future.
An opinion drafted by Johnson City attorneys says Stacie Torbett’s membership on the Board of Education “must end”
Jun 29, 2018 at 11:47 PM
While the August county general election is less than two months away, the Nov. 6 municipal election will be lurking next, as Johnson City voters will fill two commission seats and three — or possibly four — school board seats.
Legal eagles aside, there’s really no question here. Johnson City’s elected officials should live in Johnson City.
Instead of four seats up for grabs this November, it’s quite possible Johnson City voters will decide who five of the seven Board of Education members will be during the upcoming general election.
With yet another school shooting weighing heavy on their minds, Johnson City commissioners on Monday discussed the prospect of holding a referendum in November to give city voters the chance to raise their local sales tax by .25 percent to fund
May 21, 2018 at 10:30 PM
How sad is it that our local schools would need to do the state’s job?
The Johnson City School Board on Monday decided that the best way to send Nashville a message that the ongoing failure of the TNReady student and teacher assessment system must be corrected is to offer the state an alternative testing plan.