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Putnam County Schools Upgrading And Repairing Doors

The Putnam County School System set to change exterior doors and add escape hardware to allow students and faculty to freely exit while doors are locked. Deputy Director Tim Martin said the $222,000 project will upgrade some 125 doors. He said Avery Trace Middle School, Cornerstone Elementary School, and Upperman High School will get the bulk of the repairs. He ... Read More »

Cravens: Schools, Commissioners Understand Fiscal Issues

Putnam County School Board Chair Kim Cravens said she believes the school board and county commissioners are on the same page about upcoming educational needs in the county. The two bodies discussed both the upcoming fiscal year budget during a meeting last week and more long-term issues. Cravens said the meeting helped create a mutual understanding of what the school ... Read More »

Schools Closed Wednesday For Weather Threat

Concerns about possible severe weather Wednesday have led Upper Cumberland school systems to close Wednesday. “It’s really for the safety of our students and for our teachers and staff and administration,” Communications Supervisor Buddy Pearson as Putnam County Schools will be closed Wednesday. Pearson said the director of schools spent time Tuesday in contact with Putnam County Emergency Management to ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Bidding Upgraded Fencing At 5 Schools

Putnam County Schools set to add new fencing on five campuses across the district. Deputy Schools Director Tim Martin said the hardware will add security to corners of campuses that typically do not have many eyes on them. The project will also add escape hardware for gates. Martin said the State Fire Marshall’s Office requires escape hardware that allows people ... Read More »

Raises, New Positions In Putnam Schools Budget

Putnam County Schools certified staff will get a $1,500 raise in the new fiscal year under the system’s new budget. The School Board approved the new budget’s first draft Thursday night. Director of Schools Corby King said the budget aligns with the district’s five-year strategic plan that was instituted in 2023. He said it also includes some $3.6 million to ... Read More »

New Park View Interior Set For June Completion

The contractor in charge of the new Park View School project told the Putnam County School Board Thursday night there is no danger of the school not being ready for the fall. American Constructors Vice President Joe Braden said furniture is slated to be delivered and moved in on June 22. He said the elementary wing, administration wing, and flooring ... Read More »

Monterey High Schools Greenhouse Grand Opening Draws Big Turnout

Monterey High School welcomed residents and elected officials to join the school in celebrating its greenhouse grand opening Wednesday morning. Agriculture Teacher Tyler Vester said the great turnout displayed the community’s resounding support for the new program. He said the greenhouse is already home to thriving ferns, flowers, and vegetables. Agriculture Teacher Aaron Walls said students have been keen on ... Read More »

As Testing Begins, Parents Can Help Students Be Ready

As school districts prepare for the start of state testing Monday, parents can help prepare students by encouraging good sleep and positivity. Putnam County Schools Data and Testing Supervisor Jason Stickler said the most important thing a parent can do is encourage their child to get a good night’s rest the night before a test. He said parents can also ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Gets First Look At 850 Lot Development

The Putnam County Regional Planning Commission got a first look Tuesday night at a 560-acre subdivision proposed for Burgess Falls Road and Ditty Road. M2 Design Group Founder Matt Bryant said Scott Family Farm property would contain some 850 lots, based on the current design. The property also contains a 16-acre section that the Scott Family hopes to donate or ... Read More »

Cookeville High, White Plains Chillers To Be Replaced

Chillers at Cookeville High School and White Plains Academy set to be replaced as have both reached the end of the life cycle. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said both chillers have had periods of downtime and have required expensive repairs and maintenance. He said those machines that get cooler air to classrooms become even more important as temperatures ... Read More »