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School Board concurs to rezone former FCHS property

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

EDITOR brian justice   As a goodwill gesture with a two-fold purpose, the Franklin County Board of Education has approved rezoning the former Franklin County High School property to accommodate a Farmer’s Market pavilion and a possible vocational-technical facility. The board approved the measure in a 6-0 vote Monday with members Lance Williams and Gary Hanger being absent from the meeting. Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced that the state has

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  • Organ donation focus of health science class

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

     ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy Students in health science classes at Franklin County High School have been busy learning how to improve health and save lives. Most recently, the Tennessee Donor Services of Chattanooga visited with about 350 students in health science classes to educate them on the process of becoming an organ donor, the benefits of organ donation, and the process of organ donation and recovery. Students have also been

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  • Ride for Reading boosts Decherd Elementary

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Chief Master Sgt. Everett Smith, who heads the National Defense Cadet Corps program at Franklin County High School, begins the Ride for Reading route along Spring Street this past week to deliver more than 1,500 books to Decherd Elementary School students (main photo). Each student was granted an early Christmas present by getting four books to take home and read. Cadets have chosen Ride for Reading as their community project

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  • Cadets sending care

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

      One of their cadet goals was to research service members deployed to Afghanistan from Tennessee and send them care packages that included letters of appreciation and encouragement. Some of the items being sent included cookies, chocolate candy, chips, toothpaste, toothbrushes, canned soup, hot sauce and protein bars. Cadet Rebecca Pierce, the unit’s special project officer, said how proud she is of the group and the projects that have been

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  • Board of Education to consider state Report Card results

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   How well Franklin County students fared in Tennessee’s 2014 Report Card achievement assessment program will be reviewed by the Board of Education Monday. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the school system’s administration building at 215 S. College St. in Winchester. The Report Card, posted recently on the Tennessee Department of Education website — offers users the ability to view detailed breakdowns of last

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  • School system, FC split on keeping disability insurance

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Insurance Policy

    Although the Franklin County Commission has opted its employees out of disability insurance participation, the school system is continuing in the program, despite a perceived imbalance between premiums paid and claim proceeds received. The Board of Education voted last week to continue with the benefit to its non-certified employees, who are support personnel in roles such as custodians, cafeteria workers and other similar capacities, while the county will be adding

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  • State agency being hired in FC school director search

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The Franklin County Board of Education has elected its officers for the current academic year with Kevin Caroland (from left) being renamed chairman, Cleijo Walker as the new vice-chairman, and newly elected board member Adam Tucker selected as legislative liaison. They are shown here on Sept. 15 after conducting the board’s first meeting with its new members.

    The Franklin County Board of Education is hiring the Tennessee School Boards Association to narrow the field in its search for a new school system director. The board unanimously approved this past week to go with a $5,000 search package instead of a costlier one at $8,500 that would have TSBA conducting additional public meetings. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, who has been the Franklin County system’s leader the past six years,

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