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Overton Co. Schools Reviewing LA Bleacher Replacement Price

The Overton County School System will bring in its architect to address the aging Livingston Academy football stadium bleachers. Building Committee Chairman Mike Hayes said the seats are not condemnable, but the risk of an accident happening is present. “I think the last time they came up they sent one of the structural engineers over there,” Hayes said. “They said ... Read More »

Partnership Gives Three Counties Access To Aviation

High School students of Clay, Jackson and Pickett counties can participate next year in Overton County’s aviation classes. The partnership comes from a grant designed to increase rural learning opportunities about unmanned aircraft systems. Overton County Director of Schools Mark Winningham said the $179,000 will be used for equipment for students to tune-in virtually. “They will also have opportunities to ... Read More »

Overton Schools Accepting Bids For New Phone System

Overton County Schools is looking to install a new phone system for all buildings in the district. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said project will be an expensive one with over 100 phones to replace. “Our phone system is in most of our schools is an outdated system,” Winningham said. “It is an old Nortel system, which you can not ... Read More »

Overton Schools Carry Over $500,000 From 2019

Overton County Schools have over half a million dollars available from last school year to spend on supplies, extracurricular activities and special education programs. The board of education made revisions Tuesday to allow spending the money this year. Chairman Jarman Hicks said the leftover federal funds are from school abruptly ending in March. “The special ed there is around $225,000 ... Read More »

Overton BOE Approves LA Football Stadium Bond

Overton County Schools will move forward with Livingston Academy’s multi purpose football stadium. The board of education approved a 12 year $8.9 million bond to pay for the project. The option chosen for the new facility has the new field behind the softball field with a track. Building Committee Chairman Mike Hayes said the next step is to seek approval ... Read More »

School Districts Offering Free Meals

The USDA is extending summer nutrition programs across the nation until December 31 or when funding runs out. This extension will provide thousands of free meals for students. Overton County Schools Nutrition Program Supervisor Patty Dale said this extension will help a lot of families. “The way that it read is free meals until December 31 or until funds run ... Read More »

Overton Schools Launch Remote Learning Center

The Overton County School System launched a new Remote Learner Center to help in remote learning. The online platform provides a space for students and parents to access useful resources as they learn from a remote environment. Instructional Technology Coordinator Brent Thrasher said learning at home is going to be a challenge, but he thinks this platform will make the process ... Read More »