School system director says “Pep Rally” poem in “Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems” is not one of three poems in book teachers are to use in the classroom.
The band canceled its trip to Western Carolina University, which was forced to change the format and move its Saturday competition indoors because of a tropical storm.
The Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan for the school system would be funded over 10 years and take up to 15 years to implement, while the approved calendar is for 2020-21.
Kingsport City Schools is six drivers short of having all positions filled, and the transportation supervisor is driving a bus every school day because of the shortage.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation says Christ Fellowship Church’s mentoring program at Adams Elementary School is unconstitutional, but a school system spokesman said the program is not proselytizing.
The Sullivan North High School band also got first place in percussion, drum major, music, effect and visual and second for color guard at the 68th Annual Music in the Castle marching band competition at Tennessee High Oct. 5.
The power purchase agreement with Ameresco would have no up-front cost to the system and would save it almost $3 million over 20 years, but the next engineering phase would cost the system $40,000 for engineering costs if the system doesn’t move forward with the plan.
During a Monday retreat, the school board saw a revised timeline for the takeover of Sullivan North High School as the new Sevier Middle School and the possible rezoning of Kennedy Elementary from Robinson to Sevier.
The online resource, a packaged version of Engage New York Math, is free to download and being used in place of Pearson textbooks adopted in 2016 that do not meet as many Tennessee math standards.
A move to reconsider the earlier vote on a calendar starting Aug. 3 and ending Dec. 18 for students failed 3-4.