Local school districts will soon take advantage of a new state initiative established to connect prospective teachers with public schools.
The Johnson City Board of Education held a special informational meeting Tuesday to discuss possible budget concerns and data discrepancies ahead of Monday’s full board meeting.
The following is a roundup of where graduation ceremony plans stand as of Thursday.
Clarissa Abbott, a parent and one of the organizers, said the event will be cancelled if social distancing recommendations are still in place at that time. Tickets will be refundable.
After two battles with cancer in the last decade, Benny Tolley has continued sharing his wisdom passed to him by others about how to persevere through life’s many challenges.
The state planned to start issuing vouchers a year earlier than expected at the request of Gov. Bill Lee, but the court’s decision will now enjoin the state from implementing the program.
Students overwhelmingly preferred a traditional graduation ceremony rather than a virtual event, according to a recent school survey.
Science Hill High School’s plans to honor their 2020 graduates were approved by the Johnson City Board of Education on Monday afternoon during their planned digital board meeting.
Local school districts are looking to receive extra funds from the state to help students with special needs continuing their school year remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed schools across the state.
Local school officials will be watching closely as the Chancery Court for Davidson County hears oral arguments in two cases Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Education Savings Account pilot program passed last year.
Gov. Bill Lee has asked state Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn to oversee a COVID-19 Child Well-being Task Force to provide support to students during the pandemic.
When it comes to preparing and distributing thousands of meals for children during school closures, Liberty Bell Middle School Cafeteria Manager Sarah Fried said she likes to call it “organized chaos.”
Johnson City Schools Supervisor of Food Services Karen McGahey has worked to feed the city district’s students for nearly 40 years now, but this year has been like no other.
While the world will continue to draw lessons from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for years to come, local officials thrust into rapid response mode by the outbreak are already learning from the experience.
Mitziann Stiltner, an 11th-grade English instructor at Science Hill, has been a teacher for 16 years now, but she’s never had to adjust her teaching methods as much as recently.