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Putnam Schools Calls Special Meeting To Discuss New Park View School

Putnam County School Board has called a special called meeting Wednesday evening. The board will discuss the next steps for the future Park View School project. Director of Schools Corby King said Monday night the project cannot move forward in the current financing plan. The meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. at the Board of Education. Read More »

Parkview School Plans Being Reviewed By State Fire Marshal’s Office

The Putnam County School Board has submitted the plans for the new Parkview School to the State Fire Marshal’s Office for review. The state office falls under the State Department of Commerce & Insurance. Communications Director Kevin Walters said inspectors will review the plans for building and fire safety items. “On average, a plan review takes about 14 days but ... Read More »

New Southwest Putnam K-8 School Blueprints Expected Soon

The Putnam County Board of Education has taken steps to get closer on designs for the new Southwest Putnam County School. The board approved an agreement extension with Upland Design Group so it can move forward with architectural plans. School Board Chairman McHenry said within a month or so, the board should have blueprints. “We went ahead and approved a ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Budget, Covers Gap With Fund Balance

The Putnam County School Board has decided to cover a some $655,000 budget deficit with fund balance money. The move was included in the third draft of the school spending plan approved by the school board Thursday. Director of Schools Corby King said the budget increased expenditures by about $4.1 million. “We feel very comfortable,” King said. “We have a ... Read More »

Putnam School Board Wants To Explore Sales Tax Change

The Putnam County School Board is interested in exploring a change in the way sales taxes fund the school system. Currently, schools are operating on a flat sales tax rate. Chairman Lynn McHenry said that in switch from a flat rate to a percentage rate, it would be an opportunity to see an increase in revenue. “It will give us ... Read More »

Putnam Commission And School Board Chairs Pleased With Joint Session

The chairmen of both the Putnam County School Board and County Commission thought Tuesday’s joint work session was helpful. Members of each body gathered to discuss future needs and wants of the school system for the upcoming budget season. Commission Chairman Mike Atwood said the communication between the two entities is at a great place, but there are still some ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Considering Sport Facility Repairs

The Putnam County School Board is considering making repairs to the Cookeville High School tennis courts and the Upperman High School baseball field. Cookeville High School Athletic Director Steve Robbins said most of the tennis court needs come from wear and tear over the 25 years of activity. “Some of the issues that have surfaced is worn, and there is ... Read More »

School Board Votes To Keep Algood Nickname

Putnam County School Board voted unanimously Thursday night to keep the Algood Middle School Redskins logo and mascot. The school board had been expected to form a committee at the meeting to study the issue. But School Board Member Kim Cravens, who represents Algood, said she did not believe a committee would be able to find consensus. “The Algood community ... Read More »

900 Putnam Students Return In Person

Over 900 Putnam County Students have returned to in-person learning. The deadline for parents to make a decision on how their child learned passed Tuesday. Curriculum Supervisor Sharron Anderson said the school system will now start managing class room numbers and moving teachers to accommodate the influx of students. “This will definitely provide more stability for our teachers and our ... Read More »

Putnam School’s Virtual Learning Deadline Friday

There’s one week left for Putnam Parents to decide how their kids complete the 2020-2021 school year. Putnam County School Director Corby King said the system needs a clear direction for how each student plans to learn, whether it be in-person or remote. King said the uncertainty of how students will attend is affecting the learning environment. “If there are ... Read More »