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Kingsport BOE to seek joint facilities study

March 6th, 2014 11:15 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport BOE to seek joint facilities study

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.

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