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Overton Schools Out Of Snow Days, White 2 Remaining

All 13 snow days for Overton County Schools have been used after classes were cancelled Friday. Monday makes the 14th day missed. Interim Director of Schools Donnie Holman said now that the stockpile has been depleted, school officials are tasked with planning for future closures. “All the stakeholders will get together, and we will have a discussion to see what ... Read More »

White Co Schools Return From Break In-Person

The White County School System will return to school January 4th with in-person learning. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said keeping students in the classroom to learn was the main reason for the decision. “We have been in session since the first of September in-person full fledge,” Dronebarger said. “So, we try to continue that model as we’ve gone through ... Read More »

White County Schools Navigating Bus Driver Shortage

White County Schools have lost nine drivers over the last two years and dropped two routes due to staffing issues. This was said during the Thursday night school board meeting’s maintenance and transportation presentation. White County School Director Kurt Dronebarger said it has forced the school system to make some difficult decisions but is proud of the staff making transportation ... Read More »

White County Schools Preparing to Stay Open Until Christmas Break

White County Schools hope to stay open through the end of the fall semester, but are also preparing for a COVID case spike in January. At Thursday night’s school board meeting, Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said staying prepared has been essential to schools staying open. Dronebarger said cases were rising before Thanksgiving break but feels confident they will be ... Read More »

Sparta’s Findlay Elementary Submitted for Design Award

The design of Sparta’s new Findlay Elementary School is being submitted for a Tennessee School Board Association award. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said it might be styled as learning factory with its saw tooth roof and cinder block walls, since it is near Sparta’s industrial park. However, the inside feels like a modern school. “There’s lots of ... Read More »

White Co Schools To Start With 2 Days In School

The White County Schools will start the fall term with students in school two days a week and at home three days. The hybrid model, according to Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger, represents a cautious way to ensure student safety. “We’re going to open with students in school two days a week and we’ll have one cohort that comes on ... Read More »

White County’s BOE Relocates To Old Findlay School

White County’s Board of Education is now located in the old Findlay School, a facility three times larger than the previous location. Director Kurt Dronebarger said the extra space will provide more opportunities for students and faculty. “In a sense, we got three buildings in one,” Dronebarger said. “We got a new central office for us, we got the new ... Read More »