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School Board Will Evaluate Dronebarger On Current Standard

The White County School Board will stay with its current evaluation instrument this year to evaluate the Director of Schools. Multiple White County School Board members want to look at a new evaluation instrument for Director Kurt Dronebarger. However, the consensus during school board discussion Thursday night, it would be unfair the change the goals more than halfway into the ... 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 Director Sees More Problems Coming With Grades

White County Director of Schools said he can see multiple issues with the state’s new school letter grade system. Schools will be assigned letter grades in the coming days with a public announcement set for December. Director Kurt Dronebarger said he is concerned with how the letter grades could affect public perception. “There are conspiracies that this is all about ... 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 Co. Schools’ BonDeCroft Expansion Hope To Complete By Spring Break

White County School System’s BonDeCroft Elementary expansion project hoping to finish by Spring Break this year. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger provided the school board with an update Thursday night. He said at this point much of the concrete has been poured, including the parking lot binding, and walls should start going up soon. “The next challenge will be, amongst ... Read More »

White County Board Decides To Direct Emails To Individual Members

Communication with the school board again a topic for the White County School Board as they voted to provide emails and phone numbers for residents who want to speak to board members. School Board Chair Bob Young said questions submitted by the public at the current “Ask The School Board” Link on the website are going to the School Director ... Read More »

White County Begins Search For Second SRO For High School

The White County School Board approved the hiring of a second school resource officer for White County High School Thursday night. Chairman Bob Young said the addition increases support at the high school without creating a budgetary stress. That’s because the state this year will begin paying for SROs across the state. White County currently has eight school resource officers. ... Read More »

White Co. School Budget Focuses On Salary Updates, Capital Improvements

White County School System’s new fiscal year budget has a focus on updating teacher and staff salaries. School Director Kurt Dronebarger said they have revamped the entire salary process for both teachers and staff. He said they have also proposed updating the salary schedules. “We’re excited to not only offer raises but also longevity so our employees can look and ... Read More »

White Co. School Board Discusses Role In Teacher Communications

A motion to add White County School Board members to the Teacher Advisory Board failed after discussion about how that would impact educators’ confidence in that line of communication. Board Member Dewayne Howard brought up the concept citing a desire to know when teachers want to have improvements in the system. He said he also wants to be aware when ... Read More »