Two of the three newly-elected Washington County Board of Education members got a preview of the next four years Thursday morning during a four-hour orientation meeting.
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Sep 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM
A new school board made its debut at the September Washington County Board of Education meeting Thursday night, and along with a shuffle in personnel came new ideas from new board members.
Washington County principals and assistant principals could be seeing a pay raise.
Three departing Washington County Board of Education members didn’t get to see a new Jonesborough K-8 project plan pass through the board before their final meeting Thursday night, as the seventh scheme to be presented to the board failed in another split vote.
Either way, the Washington County Board of Education was bound to see new faces on the board after this election.
Voters have a chance to meet Washington County Board of Education candidates this week during a forum hosted by the Johnson City Press and Washington County commission candidate Jodi Jones.
Architect Tony Street unveiled the new options, which he termed Scheme 5 and Scheme 6, for the board to contemplate, but five of the nine members ultimately decided to wait at least a month before voting on either plan.
Keith Ervin is most known across Washington County as vice chairman of the Board of Education, but he’s also a dairy farmer.
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.