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King Concerned About School Letter Grade Criteria Revealed

The state has revealed the criteria it will use to assign schools letter grades, but Putnam County’s Director of Schools said the reveal came with more concerns. The state will grade schools annually based on four separate indicators: overall success rate for achievement, overall growth, growth for the lowest-performing 25 percent of students and a college or career readiness indicator. ... Read More »

Permanent Cookeville High Principal To Be Selected In Spring

A new principal for Cookeville High School will be selected this spring. Max Petett resigned last month citing health and family issues. The system named Karen Trentham as interim principal for the remainder of the school year. Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said Trentham has expressed interest in taking the job permanently. “Where we’ve left it is, she ... Read More »

Putnam Seeing Rise In Poor Behavior Among Elementary School Students

Putnam County teachers seeing an increase in unruly behavior, something Director Of Schools Corby King said must be addressed by administrators and parents. King said students fail to listen, distract classmates, and experience physical outbursts, such as punching or kicking teachers. King said it’s happening more often in the aftermath of the pandemic. “Our younger students who just didn’t have ... Read More »

Putnam School Director Appointed To State Grading Group; Tight Deadline

Putnam County Schools Director Corby King appointed to the Tennessee Department of Education’s School Letter Grades Working Group. The purpose of the group is to review publicly submitted comments and make recommendations on how the calculations for each letter grade for schools will be decided. Two meetings have already happened, the third is scheduled for Thursday. The last meeting is ... Read More »

Putnam Board Approves New, Changed Policies Following Legislative Session

The Putnam County School Board approved 33 new policies, policy changes or updates at last week’s meeting, a result of legislative mandates this year in Nashville. Director Of Schools Corby King said the school system works with the legal team at the Tennessee School Board Association to assess the system’s policies as compared to the legislative directives. That work begins ... Read More »

Putnam Drafts 3 Goals To Be Measured In State TISA Formula For Public Comment

The Putnam County School Board approved a preliminary set of goals Thursday night, a requirement of the state’s new educational funding formula. The TISA funding model requires school systems to identify three measurable goals in an Accountability Report. A portion of funding will be tied to the system’s success in achieving the goals. Data and Testing Supervisor Jason Stickler said ... Read More »

New Park View Facility Dealing With Brick Issue; School Board Faces Vote

Another brick in the wall, or actually another poorly colored brick in the wall. Putnam County School officials singing the blues after the first layer of bricks in place at the new Park View facility. Director of Schools Corby King said the colors do not match brick to brick, and are far away from the system wanted. “I think there’s ... Read More »

VITAL Enrollment Down In Putnam, Elementary Capacity Spread Out Across System

The biggest change in the Putnam County Schools’ enrollment through the first month of the school year, home schooled students and students enrolled through the VITAL program. Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce reported to the School Board Thursday night. Pierce said roughly 248 fewer students had enrolled systemwide to begin the year, a decrease of 2.5 percent. “VITAL enrollment was down ... Read More »

Putnam School Board Approves Park View Roof Replacement Bid

Putnam County School Board approved a $1.65 million bid to replace the roof at Park View Elementary Thursday night. Director of Schools Corby King said the bid came in right at expectations. ESSER-3 funding will be used to be pay for the roof, which will extend the life of the facility. “If we’re going to keep the building, (the roof) ... Read More »

Putnam School Board Approves New Phone Policy; Phones Up During Class

Putnam County School Board approved a new cell phone policy Thursday night that will limit middle and high school student access during class time. Students will be required to place their phones in pockets located near the door of each classroom at the start of the class period. Students can pick up the phone at the end of class and ... Read More »