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Outreach to Overton County Students for Virtual Participation

Overton County schools are continuing to reach out to students and families about participating in online learning. Overton County Schools Director Mark Winningham said the system expected participation to be higher for middle and high school students. However, Winningham said he thinks the Spring semester affected students expectations. “Maybe there was some expectation from some students or parents or whatever, ... Read More »

Overton Schools Assign Virtual Only Teachers

Overton County Schools have updated its virtual school program by assigning online only teachers. The school system has approximately 600 virtual students. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said teachers voiced concerns of being available to both in person and online classes. “We have had issues with students who are virtual at home with the ability to log on,” Winningham said. ... Read More »

Final Public Hearing For LA Football Field

About 20 Livingston Academy football fans gathered for the third public hearing on the school’s new football field. The two final plans were laid out for the public to view. Overton Schools Building Committee Chairman Mike Hayes said the next step is to present the plans to the county commission. “For the bid process, what we would have to do ... Read More »

Overton County BOE Will Not Enforce Mask Mandate

Overton County students will not be required to wear masks. The Overton County Board of Education voted 9-0 against the mandate Thursday night. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said the decision to wear a mask in school should be a personal decision. “Personally, I think it is the appropriate decision,” Winningham said. “I think that we should leave that up ... Read More »

No Mask Mandate For Overton Schools

No mask mandate in place for the Overton County Schools. A social media post over the weekend said a mask mandate would be put in place beginning Tuesday. The social media post has since been deleted. Overton County School Director Mark Winningham said there is currently no mandate. Until the board of education takes action, masks will only be recommended. Read More »

Overton Schools Reopening Going As Planned

The restart for Overton County Schools has gone smoothly. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said the only issues so far is connectivity for virtual learners. “We do have some issues with students being able to log on,” Winningham said. “We expected that. We just hope everybody is patient with us working through those issues.” Winningham said only a couple of ... Read More »

Overton County Schools Announce Online Lunch Applications

Applications for reduced priced meals for Overton County Schools can now be completed online. Overton County School Nutrition Director Patty Dale said the electronic application can be processed daily while paper applications take weeks. “The parents can actually go online to Lunchapplication.com, and fill out the application,” Dale said. “The application does straight to me, and I can have it ... Read More »

Lee Removed From Livingston Academy

Livingston Academy teacher Mark Lee has been removed from his post at the school following allegations of sexual harassment. Overton County Director of Schools Mark Winningham announced the decision at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. He cited the number and nature of claims made against Lee in a written statement delivered to the Board of Education. “It has been determined ... Read More »

Overton Schools Outline Return Options

Overton County Schools will give parents and students the choice when schools reopen August 7th. Parents and students will have the option to enroll for in-class instruction or online classes. Students will have two weeks to decide online learning is the best option. After two weeks, the student will learn virtually for the remainder of the semester. If a student ... Read More »

Lee Investigation Ongoing; No Timeline

The investigation into alleged misconduct by Livingston Academy teacher Mark Lee continues. Overton County Director of Schools Dr. Mark Winningham said there is not a specific timeline or an end date to the School Board examination of Lee’s behavior. However, Winningham said it should conclude in the near future. Lee has been on an indefinite suspension since allegations surfaced publicly ... Read More »