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New Board of Education districts, pay raises, health insurance on Sullivan County Commission’s agenda

October 20th, 2013 7:25 pm by J. H. Osborne

New Board of Education districts, pay raises, health insurance on Sullivan County Commission’s agenda

BLOUNTVILLE — Issues up for consideration by the Sullivan County Commission on Monday include adjusting the boundaries of Board of Education districts, eliminating a self-created automatic pay raise structure for county commissioners, and a plan to shift back to a self-funded health insurance plan for county employees.

A proposed plan for redistricting Sullivan County Board of Education seats could mean a shake-up or two in current board members’ eligibility to seek re-election in 2016.

It would also change who each of the BOE’s seven members represents, beginning with elections next August.

The shift in boundaries is necessary to meet one-man one-vote laws — to make voter representation within each district as close to equal as possible.

Currently some districts are well outside the deviation allowed by state law.

Read more in the Monday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition. 

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