Kingsport school board to hold new member orientation
Kingsport school system officials say the new Regional Science and Technology Center will open with Aug. 5 first day of school but inside may not be 100 percent occupied then.
Five candidates sought three seats, with the second- through fifth-place finishers with fewer than a 200-vote margin among them.
Chief Finance Officer David Frye said the reason for a slight delay in getting the Science and Technology Center ready for furnishings can be summed up in two words: wet weather
Kingsport Board of Education candidate Liv Detwiler believes she can use her passion for education to contribute to the continued success of Kingsport schools.
Four of the five Board of Education hopefuls answered questions in these three areas for the Rotary Club of Kingsport during a luncheon forum at the Food City off Center Street. Early voting started Wednesday, runs through May 16, and the election is May 21.
The Kingsport and Sullivan County school boards have discussed adopting drug-testing policies for students involved in things like extracurricular athletics and co-curricular band. City Attorney Mike Billingsley has told the school board that testing beyond extra- and co-curricular students might present a legal problem if challenged in court.
What are the worst disciplinary problems in your local school system? The Times News posed that question to the five people seeking three at-large seats on the Kingsport Board of Education.
KINGSPORT — How good a job does Dobyns-Bennett High School do with science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM?
KINGSPORT — How do you feel about allowing the use of public money for a private education in Tennessee?
KINGSPORT — The city school board has joined a growing chorus of school boards and other groups opposing Gov. Bill Lee’s Educational Savings Accounts, sometimes called ESAs or simply vouchers.
The Mayor’s Youth Council will hold the event for five candidates seeking three open seats starting at 4 p.m. in the Robinson Middle School auditorium.
Superintendent Jeff Moorhouse got a raise, an increase in reimbursements and a contract extension in absentia from the city Board of Education during a called meeting Tuesday, after which the board reviewed a proposed outline of a new superintendent review process.
The Kingsport and Sullivan County school boards have voted to oppose legislation that could lead to retention votes on appointed superintendents and directors, while the Sullivan County Commission has voted to support that legislation.
The consideration includes an extension of the contract.