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Greeneville BOE approves Starnes as new director

STAFF REPORT • Apr 25, 2018 at 9:10 PM

GREENEVILLE — The Greeneville Board of Education voted 4-1 Wednesday to name Steve Starnes its new director.

A director of schools search was launched earlier this year when it was announced that Director Jeff Moorehouse had been chosen to lead Kingsport City Schools.

Starnes was selected Hawkins County director of schools to replace retiring Charlotte Britton in 2014 following a hotly debated selection process which saw former Rogersville Middle School principal and current Volunteer High School track coach Jim Ailshie nearly selected by the divided board.

Ailshie earned a majority four votes from the BOE, but stepped out of the running when it became clear he wouldn’t receive the mandatory “super majority” of five votes.

The Times News will follow up on this story in Friday’s edition.

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