School Board Meets In Routine Session

The Fentress County Board of Education met Thursday, September 5 in regular monthly session and took action on a number of items of business.
Following a work session and accepting the Director’s report, under “Monetary,” the board approved two general purpose budget amendments, the Extended Contrat Proposal, and accepted two grants, one from Dollar General and another from the 3-Star program.
Under “New Business,” they adopted the revised TSSAA Interscholastic Athletic Participation Policy, which allows home schooled students to try out for public school athletic programs, the Attendance Policy, transfers within the system policy, and the Cyberbullying policy.
They then approved on first reading an Energy Savings Policy, and approved out-of state trips for the JROTC at Clarkrange High School, a trip for the Clarkrange FFA to the national convention, a FCCLA Trip, and recognized Jackie Keys as a district and state winner, and a silver winner at the FCCLA National Convention.
They also approved a change which provided for an adjustment of the Christmas bonus for bus drivers with over 20 years of experience.
They recognized Kelly Wheaton of Allardt Elementary as the first teacher in Fentress County to achieve tenure under the new Tennessee Tenure Law.
They also recognized four 5th grade math teachers for having the highest TVAAS gains in the Upper Cumberland area.
Those teachers included Donna Choate of Allardt Elementary, Josh Allen of York Elementary, Tammy Terry of Pine Haven Elementary, and Cassandra Anderson of South Fentress Elementary.
The meeting then concluded, with a recessed meeting to be reconvened on September 18 at 5:00 p.m. with a work session, to be immediately followed by the regular meeting.