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Warren Schools Creates Safety And Security Coordinator Position

Warren County Schools have created a new position of School Safety and Security Coordinator to start on September 1st. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said that Lieutenant Ray Robinson will fill the role. He said many school districts have had a renewed emphasis on school safety, and that this position was one way to showcase what Warren Schools have already ... Read More »

Warren County High School Seeing Leadership Changes

Warren County High School is in the process of finding a new Executive Principal. This, after current Principal Clark George moved into a role at the central office as the new 9th-12th Grade Instructional Supervisor. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said while change can be hard, “Always at the end of the school year we take lots of different things ... Read More »

Warren Schools Granted School Calendar Waiver

The Warren County School Calendar will remain the same after using more stockpile days than originally allotted. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said that sickness and weather forced the school to go over its original 13 stockpile days. Swallows said that they were able to petition for a waiver to avoid extending the school year. “Based on what we experienced ... Read More »

Warren County HS Teacher Passes Away From COVID, Honored Saturday

Warren County High School Math Teacher John Upchurch will be honored on Saturday, after passing away from COVID. Upchurch passed away this weekend. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the funeral service will be at Highland Rim CrossFit at 1:00 PM, the gym that Upchurch owned. Swallows said the death has been difficult to process this week, as staff and ... Read More »

Warren Schools Make Mask Recommendation Due To Executive Order

The Warren County School Board has decided to go with a mask recommendation, instead of a mandate. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the system was preparing for a mandate when it was triggered by a county COVID rate of 26 percent earlier this month. However, he said that rates dropped below that percentage and then the Governors’s executive order ... Read More »

Warren County Extends Hybrid Learning

Students in Warren County will continue a half in-class, half at-home schedule through the first nine weeks. Warren County Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the system based the decision on parents feedback. “What we’re doing currently is working and working well, we got a lot of feedback from community members and parents and students and teachers that felt like ... Read More »

Wilson Excited About White County Position

Greg Wilson could have never imagined being Principal at White County School as he walked through graduation in 1985. “I was speaking to some classmates online, I would have never thought that I could come back and be in the place of Mr. Charles Dycus, who was our principal,” Wilson said. “One of the things that never crossed my mind.” ... Read More »

Swallows Said He’s Ready To Step In As Warren School Director

Grant Swallows said he feels ready to begin as Warren County’s next School Director. Swallows said although he has loved working nine years as White County High School’s principal, his family was the main reason for applying for the position. “I’m just excited and really appreciative of the board having confidence in me to offer that [position],” Swallows said. “I ... Read More »

Swallows’ Contract Approved As Warren Co Director

The Warren County School Board voted Monday night to approve Grant Swallows’ contract as the new director of schools. The board voted 5-1 to approve a four-year contract for Swallows with an annual salary of $115,000. Swallows will have one year to move to Warren County. He currently serves as principal at White County High School. He will replace Bobby ... Read More »

TSSAA Sport Practices Could Begin On Time

With fluctuating safety restrictions, the TSSAA could have practices beginning on time in June. White County High School Principal Grant Swallows said there’s a tough balance between what the TSSAA decides and local school districts. “There in major cities and in our state there’s a lot more cases going on and maybe in some rural areas,” Swallows said. “From a ... Read More »