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Jackson Co School Director Voices Concern About Attendance Rates

Attendance rates of Jackson County students a major concern for Director of Schools Kristy Brown. Brown reported that 17.6 percent of students missed at least 10 percent of instruction time last school year. Brown said the chronic out of school rate is unacceptable. “That’s concerning when we have that many students that is missing three to four weeks of school ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Reviewing Two Proposals For New CTE Building

The Jackson County School Board will schedule a special called meeting to further review proposals to construct a new CTE building. The initial plans include a facility with four learning areas for trades such as HVAC. Director of Schools Kristy Brown called it the biggest project since the Jackson County Middle School or Dodson Branch School gym. “We want this ... Read More »

Kristy Brown Voted By Peers As Region’s Superintendent Of The Year

Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown has been named the Upper Cumberland Superintendent of the Year. The award is voted on by other school directors in the region. Brown said the recognition from peers makes the award even more special. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve students and children in my county,” Brown said. “This is where I ... Read More »

Jackson BOE Exploring Project To Build CTE Space

The Jackson County School Board started the planning process to build its own CTE space Thursday night. The action came after the school board reviewed a proposed agreement from TCAT Hartsville. The institution currently provides CTE learning for Jackson and Macon County Schools in a joint building. The Hartsville administration indicated last year that it would no longer operate the ... Read More »

Jackson BOE Approves Employee Bonus Through Best For All District Award

The Jackson County School System received a $175,000 award grant for being a Best for All District. The Board of Education voted Thursday to use the money as a one-time $700 bonus for all faculty and staff. “It’s over due and it’s really deserved because all of them, the teachers and what everybody’s been through and has to go through,” ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Sees Enrollment Growth In Every School For 2021

The Jackson County School System has seen enrollment growth at every district school. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said each school has grown by 20 to 30 students. Brown said this was the largest growth the district has seen in quite some time. “We are able to serve those students and we’re prepared to do so,” Brown said. “I am ... Read More »

All Jackson County Teachers, Staff Getting Raises In School Budget

Jackson County teachers and staff are getting raises after the school system’s budget was approved by board members on Thursday night. Teachers will be getting a $1,200 raise, with staff receiving a 3 percent raise. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said this is the largest raise during her 17 years in the school system. “That’s exciting for them and certainly ... Read More »

Department Of Education Launches Statewide Book Series at Jackson Co.

The state Department of Education traveled to Jackson County’s Dodson’s Branch Elementary School Wednesday to launch the Reading 360 Decodables Program. The at-home series focuses on a certain sound for each book for young readers to practice. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the program will help with Jackson County’s goal to lead the state in literacy. “I fully believe ... Read More »

Overton And Jackson Co. Schools Working On Makeup Days

The Overton County School System exceeded its allotted 13 weather days with Monday’s missed day. The system now plans to add two days to the end of the school year. Interim Director of Schools Donnie Holman said while the dates are not official, they will likely take place on May 27th and May 28th. “I’ll talk to me principals, and ... Read More »

Jackson County Teachers Receiving $500 Bonus

A one-time teacher bonus worth $500 unanimously approved by the Jackson County School Board Thursday night. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said they were able to cover this bonus after receiving $85,000 in grant reimbursements for things already budgeted and purchased. Brown said it was important to deliver something to teachers after last year’s raise was cut from the state ... Read More »