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Overton Schools Searching For Cafeteria Staff For High School

The Overton County School System needs more cafeteria staff substitutes for Livingston Academy. Food Services Director Debie Taylor said three employees are currently out, meaning four people feed the entire high school. “Normally at the beginning of the school year, I usually have a whole page of people that want to sub and their phone numbers to call them,” Taylor ... Read More »

Overton Declined Remote Learning Days For District

The State Department of Education has declined Overton County Schools’ request for seven days of remote learning. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said according to Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, the district did not have enough sick students. “The rationale behind it was she (Schwinn) was still very concerned by the large percent of students that are still here,” Holman said. ... Read More »

Overton Schools Seeking Remote Learning Waiver Approval

The Overton County School System has asked for waiver from the state to allow remote learning. Overton County Director of Schools Donnie Holman said the state has opened short term waivers for remote learning, which would only close specific classes and grades. Holman said the district submitted a waiver this morning because of hot spot schools. “We’ve got three areas ... Read More »

Overton TCAP Scores A Mixed Bag Compared To State

Overton County Schools saw a decline in some 2020 TCAP scores, but overall, majority of the schools maintained 2019’s numbers. That is according to 7th-12th Grade Curriculum Supervisor Kim Dylan. “I think we saw the most significant learning loss in our early grades and also our 9th graders,” Dylan said. “Sometimes those transition grades can be more difficult, but for ... Read More »

Overton Schools To Gauge Student Interest For JROTC Program

Overton County Schools is working to bring students a JROTC program, a first in the district’s history if achieved. Board of Education Member Mike Hayes said surveys are being created to gauge interest and will be sent out to parents once completed. “We talked about it a couple of years ago and kind of got to the point of meeting ... Read More »

Overton BOE Signs Holman To Four-Year School Director Contract

The Overton County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to sign Donnie Holman to a four-year contract as the system’s director of schools. School Board Chair Jarman Hicks said Holman’s performance as interim director since January made him the right person to fill the job. “When Donnie came in as interim, he came in ready to lead,” Hicks said. “He wanted ... Read More »

TN Education Commissioner Visiting UC School Systems

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn spent Monday touring Upper Cumberland school systems to get feedback on summer learning. Schwinn made a stop in Overton County Monday and fielded questions from school system leadership. Schwinn said that based on feedback, summer learning went well. “I think that a lot of it is the STEM work and really focusing on science, hands-on ... Read More »

Overton School Board To Discuss Facility Options For Stadium Renovations

The Overton County Board of Education will meet with architects Tuesday for some final discussions of facility options for the Livingston Academy football stadium. Member Mike Hayes said the school board will be presented with two possibilities. “They’re gonna talk about the options for the concession stands and restrooms,” Hayes said. “Look at whether we’re going to do one building ... Read More »

Overton Co. And TCAT Offering Free Transportation For Diesel Maintenance Program

The Overton County School System and TCAT are offering free transportation to high school students pursuing diesel maintenance at the Livingston campus. Overton County Schools Instructional Coach Deana Savage said starting this fall, students in Clay, Jackson, Overton and Pickett Counties are eligible. “With our workforce data, this is the growing opportunity for those students,” Savage said. “And, post secondary ... Read More »

Grow Your Own Grant Program Needs Secondary Math Teacher Candidates

Tennessee Tech is considering the second round of the Grow Your Own teacher grants. But, College of Education Associate Dean Julie Baker said if they were to move forward, they would need to find new partner districts. Baker said the first round of candidates are preparing for classes this Summer, but still have eight participant slots to fill. “Secondary ed ... Read More »