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White County High Bathroom Renovation Scheduled

The White County School Board approved a $130,000 renovation project for White County High School’s bathroom Thursday night. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the school was built in the 1960s and though the bathrooms have been worked on since, they need repairs. He said new fixtures, countertops, and composite flooring will be added. Maintenance Supervisor Randy Alley said a ... Read More »

White County Schools Want Community Input On New Law

The White County School System polling administration, educators, and the White County community on the potential implementation of a new law that allows teachers to carry handguns on campus. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said this issue is not as simple as a “yes” or “no” and will require feedback from everyone it would affect. He said allowing qualified teachers ... Read More »

White County Middle School Greenhouse Bid Approved

The White County School Board approved a bid of some $186,000 for a greenhouse at White County Middle School Thursday night, despite concerns about the details of the bid. Board Members Tracy Fowler and Dewayne Howard voiced concerns about committing to such an expense without access to itemized structural details. Fowler said the other bid came from within White County ... Read More »

This Week: Dronebarger’s Contract Renewal, New Fire Truck On Agenda

This week the White County Board of Education will consider a renewal of Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger’s employment contract. The board agreed to review his contract several months ahead of schedule to avoid a potential change in leadership right before the start of a new budget year. The new contract proposal is online at the school board’s website for ... Read More »

White County School Board Sets Date For Director Contract Negotiations

The White County Board of Education will start its December 15 meeting discussing contract negotiations with Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger. Chairman Bob Young said standard negotiations happen in April, but because Dronebarger’s four-year contract ends in June there would have to be a complete renewal. Young said having the discussion earlier in the school year gives both the board ... Read More »

BonDeCroft Elementary Parent Concerned About New Visitor Restrictions

A parent at BonDeCroft Elementary School shared her disapproval of a new visitation policy with the White County School Board during their Thursday meeting. Lisa Cooper said the new policy allows just one parent per child to visit the school during lunchtime, parties, and other events. Cooper said she understands the importance of school security, but feels the policy is ... Read More »

White County Schools Looking To Avoid Fundraising Fatigue

The White County Schools looking for answers on student fundraising versus over burdening local businesses and residents. Board Member Adam Hickey said during a recent school board meeting that community members had reached out to him saying they were overwhelmed by the number of fundraisers they were being asked to support. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the system does ... Read More »

White County Director Of Schools To Present at National Superintendents Forum

The White County Board of Education voted to fund Director Kurt Dronebarger’s airfare to go to San Diego to put on a presentation for the National Superintendents Forum. Dronebarger said he was invited by the forum to speak about the county’s Warrior Academy Program, which provides a second chance at graduation for struggling high school students. Dronebarger said the trip ... Read More »

BonDeCroft Addition Has Caused Some Utility Issues As Crews Continue Digging

The addition to White County Schools’ BonDeCroft Elementary School progressing but not without some inconveniences. The school closed for one day due to a water line leak in January. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said again this week, the gas supply was interrupted causing the school to go without supply for a day. “They ensured there was no safety issues ... Read More »