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Donation made to Huntland Pre-K

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Huntland School Pre-K department recently received a $100 donation from the Aerospace Testing Alliance Employee and Community Activities Committee for the Hatch iStartSmart App. With iStartSmart, students can engage in activities that develop readiness skills, teachers can access individual progress reports and parents can view progress in 18 skills areas. Pre-K Teacher Carlene Tucker, center, and Principal William Bishop II, left, accept the donation check from ATA E&CAC committee

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  • School director final interview dates scheduled

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice The Franklin County school director candidate tour and final interview dates have been set, and local finalist Stanley Bean is first in the order. The Board of Education will hold public interviews for the three final candidates on: • Monday, April 6, at 4 p.m. with Bean. • Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. with Dr. Michael Murphy. • Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m. with Dr.

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  • School Board selects 3 director finalists

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The answer is: Dr. Amie W. Lonas, Stanley Bean and Dr. Michael Murphy. After interviewing eight Franklin County School System director candidates extensively with a series of detailed, hard questions, the search moved a major step forward Tuesday with the School Board reducing the field to those three finalists. The board also has set April 6, 7 and 9 to interview the candidates each during full-day school facility tours and

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  • State of Education report details priorities

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released the 2014-15 State of Education in Tennessee report, a comprehensive review of Tennessee’s recent work to improve K-12 student academic achievement that identifies four priorities for public education in 2015. The 72-page report was released by SCORE’s founder and chairman, Senator Bill Frist, M.D., at an event attended by 150 education partners from across Tennessee, including members of the General Assembly,

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  • School Board meeting rescheduled Key topic: Director search

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

    EDITOR brian justice   The Franklin County School Board’s special called meeting, scheduled for this past Tuesday to discuss school director interviewing procedures, has been postponed until Monday. The board will meet at the Central Office, 215 S. College St., at 6:30 p.m. Board Chairman Kevin Caroland explained Tuesday morning, following updated weather reports, why the meeting was called off. “After talking individually with everyone this morning concerning the weather

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  • Dr. Tammy Grissom Stanley Bean School director field narrowed; includes Bean

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice The search for a new Franklin County School System director has been narrowed to five candidates with North Middle School Principal Stanley Bean making the short list. Dr. Tammy Grissom, Tennessee School Boards Association executive director, presented the Board of Education Monday with the candidate selection list, capping an extensive search that began in August 2014 when TSBA was approached by the school system to lead the

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  • Commission to select new School Board member

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   With important steps in a school director search fast approaching, the Franklin County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday to consider a replacement for School Board Member Mike Holmes who recently resigned. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse. Citing a residential move outside Franklin County School System’s Eighth District, Holmes tendered his resignation on Jan. 13 County Mayor Richard

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