KINGSPORT — City school leaders have unanimously approved moving forward with a joint comprehensive facilities study with Sullivan County and have given the nod to a differentiated teacher pay plan that includes teacher performance.
In the regular monthly Board of Education meeting Thursday night, the board approved joining the county system in seeking a conditions of buildings, enrollment/demographics and program needs facility study from Dublin, Ohio-based DeJong-Richter. The county board made a similar vote Monday.
The city board Thursday also voted 5-0 to approve a differentiated pay plan for 2014-15, approved grades K-12 social studies textbook recommendations on the first of two readings, and amended the 2012-13 calendar to absorb the fifth snow day without making it up.
The system had built in only four snow days but has seven undesignated days banked by a 30-minute longer day that gave it 13 days. Two days go to teacher professional development.comments powered by Disqus