The recent controversy surrounding the Jonesborough K-8 School project has influenced yet another candidate to run for Washington County Board of Education in 2018.
After the plan to build a brand new Jonesborough K-8 school failed to go through its first committee, Washington County school board members are grappling with what to do next at the board’s meeting Thursday night.
Despite its plan being more than $5 million out of balance, the Washington County Board of Education remained steadfast in its request to ‘tear down the round’ and build a brand-new Jonesborough K-8 school.
At just 28 years old, Washington County resident Trevor Knight has earned many accomplishments, but his next is to become an elected member of the Washington County Board of Education.
A plan to build a new Jonesborough K-8 emerged from the Washington County Board of Education’s Thursday night meeting, but not all board members were confident the over-budget plan would pass through the county commission.
A week after a Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children spurred public concern in the direction of school bus safety, the Washington County School Board opened the discussion on the subject at Thursday night’s meeting.
Washington County Board of Education members narrowed a pool of 20 candidates to be the next director of schools to five at Thursday evening’s meeting — and shortly after choosing the five candidates, board members added a sixth.