Kingsport Board of Education members seem to support possible increases in substitute teacher pay, but only one of five board members supports adding a "touch" of gold to Sevier Middle School colors when it moves to the former Sullivan North High School building.
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WCSK FM 90.3 will have live audio broadcasts of the Board of Education, possibly starting either with the Jan. 25 work session or the Feb. 8 voting meeting. The audio also will be available online.
Kingsport Board of Education President Jim Welch has invited comment at a Jan. 25 board work session about whether Sevier Middle School should alter its traditional school colors when students move to the former Sullivan North High School building next year.
The former Sullivan North High School campus is to become the new home for Kingsport's Sevier Middle School in a few years.
Kim McDavid Wolfe, president of the Sevier Middle Parent Teacher Student Association, said she opposes a move to add gold to the Sevier colors of red and white.
More details of the cost of an audio-only option are to be presented to the five-member board at its Nov. 16 meeting.
Students and others in the schools still may wear a mask but are no longer under a mandate to do so, although they could opt out under the mandate. The fall break was moved back a week to coincide with the October Friday night Dobyns-Bennett High School won't be playing football, known as a bye week.
Aside from seeking a virtual program, the petition also requests the school system not use a third-party vendor for that virtual learning as it did last school year.