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Sullivan BOE discusses employee, retiree health insurance

Sullivan BOE discusses employee, retiree health insurance

October 9th, 2013 10:45 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board is wrangling with health insurance issues affecting current employees as well as retirees. The long-term future is uncertain, but the wrangling has ceased for the upcoming 2014 timeframe.

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Photo gallery: Kingsport students, teachers and parents take part in Walk to School Day

October 9th, 2013 1:10 pm by David Grace

Walk to School Day raises awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking.

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Wise schools on schedule for January opening

Wise schools on schedule for January opening

October 8th, 2013 10:26 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — The two new high schools scheduled to open in January are on schedule and under budget, Wise County Schools Superintendent Jeff Perry told the Wise County School Board on Tuesday.

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Kingsport seeks study of county, city schools

Kingsport seeks study of county, city schools

October 8th, 2013 9:03 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Before making any decision on the future building needs of Kingsport City Schools, city leaders want to know more about the condition of the buildings — both within Kingsport’s city limits and its urban growth boundary.

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Sullivan school board hears complaints about bullying policy, building upkeep

Sullivan school board hears complaints about bullying policy, building upkeep

October 8th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Public commenters gave Sullivan County’s school board members an earful Monday. Two women called for the Board of Education to address the anti-bullying policy in the school system’s handbook, citing an Aug. 21 incident at Sullivan Central.

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Sullivan County Board of Education officially takes North, South merger off table

Sullivan County Board of Education officially takes North, South merger off table

October 7th, 2013 9:30 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school board members officially took the merger of Sullivan North and Sullivan South high schools off the table Monday night.

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Appeal of Hawkins schools $166,000 IRS fine affected by shutdown

Appeal of Hawkins schools $166,000 IRS fine affected by shutdown

October 7th, 2013 7:11 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The federal government shutdown has apparently put a temporary halt to deliberations over the Hawkins County School System’s appeal of a $166,000 fine imposed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this year.

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'Scenario 3' North-South merger likely off table for now; Yennie proposes hiring consultant

'Scenario 3' North-South merger likely off table for now; Yennie proposes hiring consultant

October 7th, 2013 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

During a Sullivan County Board of Education strategic planning work session Saturday morning, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said he will recommend the BOE hire a planning consultant to assemble and interpret data and, ultimately, make recommendations.

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Corporal punishment: Area schools’ policies mixed

Corporal punishment: Area schools’ policies mixed

October 7th, 2013 10:47 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Tennessee law authorizes any teacher or principal in the state to administer corporal punishment, but gives local districts control over when or if to use it.

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Cardboard arcade, Colonial News Network, new iPads highlight Innovation Academy’s week

Cardboard arcade, Colonial News Network, new iPads highlight Innovation Academy’s week

October 6th, 2013 8:29 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Tuesday morning, eighth-graders at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee did mock television newscasts from each of the original 13 colonies.

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