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King Said Statewide, School Leaders Frustrated

Putnam County Director Of Schools Corby King said frustration is the most common feeling among school administrators statewide, concerning vouchers and the job being done by educators. King met with directors and superintendents last week. He said the push toward an expanded voucher system for Tennessee students seems to be ignoring the voice of school leaders. “Lots of frustration,” King ... Read More »

Putnam County Schools To Move On From Current Janitorial Service

The Putnam County School Board voted Thursday night to send a 60-day contract termination notice to TMA Cleaning Services. Director of Schools Corby King said after extensive discussions with managers and staff, schools are still not being cleaned adequately. The board voted to create a new request for proposals to replace the company in March. “It’s a quick turnaround,” King ... Read More »

Systems Have New Tool In Dealing With Weather, Sickness Absences

When snow or ice strike this winter, local school systems have a new tool, implementing virtual days in place of snow days. Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said the state put the new policy in place last year. King said the virtual days are helpful because they can be used for a single school or grade level, not ... Read More »

King Concerned About School Letter Grade Criteria Revealed

The state has revealed the criteria it will use to assign schools letter grades, but Putnam County’s Director of Schools said the reveal came with more concerns. The state will grade schools annually based on four separate indicators: overall success rate for achievement, overall growth, growth for the lowest-performing 25 percent of students and a college or career readiness indicator. ... Read More »

New Park View Facility Brick Issues Resolved, Work Continues

The brick needed for the new Park View School has been located, meaning the project will not be delayed. The Putnam County School Board unanimously rejected the brick delivered in September due to color and quality concerns. Upland Design Group’s Kim Chamberlin said that brick work will continue with new brick that is on site. “We were very pleased,” Chamberlin ... Read More »

Permanent Cookeville High Principal To Be Selected In Spring

A new principal for Cookeville High School will be selected this spring. Max Petett resigned last month citing health and family issues. The system named Karen Trentham as interim principal for the remainder of the school year. Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said Trentham has expressed interest in taking the job permanently. “Where we’ve left it is, she ... Read More »

Putnam Seeing Rise In Poor Behavior Among Elementary School Students

Putnam County teachers seeing an increase in unruly behavior, something Director Of Schools Corby King said must be addressed by administrators and parents. King said students fail to listen, distract classmates, and experience physical outbursts, such as punching or kicking teachers. King said it’s happening more often in the aftermath of the pandemic. “Our younger students who just didn’t have ... Read More »

New Park View Facility Dealing With Brick Issue; School Board Faces Vote

Another brick in the wall, or actually another poorly colored brick in the wall. Putnam County School officials singing the blues after the first layer of bricks in place at the new Park View facility. Director of Schools Corby King said the colors do not match brick to brick, and are far away from the system wanted. “I think there’s ... Read More »

Summer Learning Transportation Grants To Offset Costs For Schools

Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said state transportation grants for upcoming summer learning camps will be helpful. Governor Bill Lee allocated $18.5 million dollars to assist school systems across the state. King said this has been something school director’s have been wanting. “We are currently planning to use some of our ESSER funding, ESSER 2.0 funding to provide ... Read More »