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.
Plans include staff training and annual retraining and an alarm and/or monitoring system that would cover side doors like the one Olivia Collins used to start her fourth-tenths-of-a-mile walk home.
Sullivan County Schools is to pay former Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski $1.000 to $1,500 a month as a consultant for the construction of Sullivan East Middle School and West Ridge High School.
Sullivan County’s Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve a compromise plan Tennessee officials said would meet maintenance of effort and that already has been approved by the County Commission
Lincoln Elementary School pre-K student Olivia Collins got away during a bathroom break and walked a few blocks home, about four-tenths of a mile. “How did she get out of the whole entire school without anybody seeing her?” asked Alyssa Hunter, who found Olivia after a near hit by a vehicle and walked her the rest of the way home.