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Work Wrapping On Warren Middle Renovations

Work wrapping up this week on the renovations to Warren County Middle School, a project several years in the making. Warren County Director Of Schools Grant Swallows said the facility built in the 1950s had long been overdue for upgrades. Specifically, the system addressed the school’s entryway and added new administrative space. “The front of the building actually faces the ... Read More »

Safety Drill At Warren County Middle Set For Monday

A safety drill will take place Monday afternoon at Warren County Middle School, testing emergency personnel on a potential gas leak. Warren County Director Of Schools Grant Swallows told parents in a letter sent last week that the drill would help emergency personnel work on evacuation of the building and reunification. Swallows said students will be removed to the Milner ... Read More »

Warren School System Applying For Electric Buses

Warren County Schools applying for an opportunity to get electric school buses. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the opportunity came about from a grant application through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He said the EPA identified priority rural districts, Warren County being one, to apply for up to 25 new electric buses, “We know that in the next few ... Read More »

Warren BOE Doubles Longevity Bonuses For Employees

The Warren County Board of Education has increased longevity bonuses for teachers. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said faculty of 15 years or longer that reach retirement get $80 for each sick day they have. “Our school board sees that we want to reward those employees that want to stick with our district,” Swallows said. “I do appreciate them taking ... Read More »

Warren Schools Hosting First Teacher Recruitment Fair

Warren County Schools will host its inaugural teacher recruitment fair this Thursday and Friday. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said a decline in applications has caused the school system to host the event. “We’re hoping to one recruit good teachers to our district, but two take care of a few things so that when our teacher positions become available we’ll ... Read More »

Two Warren County Schools Getting Major Upgrades Through Federal Funding

The Warren County School System will use a large portion of federal funding for upgrades at two schools. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the estimate is 6 million dollars of ESSER 2.0 funding to address Warren County Middle School and Eastside Elementary School. Swallows said Eastside will get 4 new classrooms and an administrative complex. The middle school will ... Read More »

Warren Co. Middle School Offering Counseling After Principal’s Death

Warren County Middle School students and staff spent Monday processing the loss of Principal Gerald Tidwell. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said it was difficult day district wide. “We have a team of grief counselors that work in our district,” Swallows said. “They came to our middle school this morning were available throughout the morning and are actually still available ... Read More »