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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 »

School Board Votes To Limit Enrollment At Upperman High

The growing student numbers at Upperman High School led the Putnam County School Board Thursday night to restrict school enrollment. Only students zoned to go to Upperman, students enrolled there this past year, or the children of full-time Putnam County School employees will be allowed to register. Enrollment Supervisor Chris Pierce said the school will likely exceed its listed capacity ... Read More »

PCSS To Update Coaching Supplement Package To Recognize Coaches’ Work

As part of its strategic growth plan, Putnam County School System is updating its supplement plan for coaching staff pay. Director of Schools Corby King said the system wants to better compensate all of its employees, not just educators. He said in looking at recruitment and retention of faculty and staff they want the best for the students. “And coaching ... Read More »

King: Graduation Time Of Excitement And Pride

Putnam County School System is full of excitement as the year winds down and graduation ceremonies begin. Director of Schools Corby King said graduation is a huge milestone for all students, not just in Putnam County. He said students have worked for the past 10 to 12 years of their lives to get to this point. “It kind of signifies ... Read More »

Commissioners Hear Putnam Schools Growth & Maintenance Needs

Putnam County Commissioners got the School System’s syllabus for this year’s budget, the system’s anticipated growth needs, and capital project priorities during a joint session Monday night. Commissioner Darren Wilson said he appreciated the overview which included a facilities and maintenance priority list through the 2028 school year. “I do like the fact that they’ve got given us a five-year ... Read More »

School Board Priorities Include Additions To Cane Creek And Northeast

The Putnam County School Board will bring a list of priorities to county commissioners that includes additions to both Cane Creek Elementary and Northeast Elementary. The two boards hold their annual pre-budget meeting Monday night. The system wants to add three to four classrooms to both schools in an effort to deal with a growing elementary school population. Director of ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Approve Proposal Requests For Current Park View

The Putnam County School System will begin exploration of possible contractors and costs to renovate the current Park View Elementary School. The School Board approved a request for proposals Thursday night to begin that process. The school system has discussed renovating the facility to be used as a centralized Pre-K Center for the elementary schools within Cookeville. Director Of Schools ... Read More »

Putnam Schools First Budget Draft: 29 New Employees, Pay Raises

The Putnam County Schools want to use more than $8 million in new state funding to increase salaries and add new personnel. Director of Schools Corby King highlighted a first draft of the new fiscal year budget Thursday night. King said they believe the new state funding formula should produce an additional $12 million in revenue, though final numbers will ... Read More »

PCSS To Add More Secure Entrance Vestibules At CHS, Park View, Burks

Putnam County Schools will implement more secure entrances at Cookeville High School, Park View Elementary, and Burks Elementary. Director of Schools Corby King said this was possible through funding from a security grant. He said the system will construct additional security vestibules as people enter the building. “They add a space so that it forces visitors when you come onto ... Read More »