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UCHRA Presents Pilot Program For State Funding Thursday

UCHRA will make its presentation to the state Thursday for its chance for a $25 million grant over three years. Pilot program presentations from 17 entities are scheduled. The entities competing for grants to change how assistance is delivered to families. Executive Director Mark Farley said countless hours have been spent preparing. “The basis of our proposal would be to ... Read More »

Putnam Resident Brought Parental View To State School Funding Committee

One Putnam County resident has been giving a parent’s perspective as the state finalizes a new funding formula for public schools. Baxter Primary PTO Vice-President Wendy Jarvis has served on the Parents Choice and Voice Subcommittee since October. Jarvis said she worked with a wide variety of political leaders, school officials and other parents. “I’m kind of new to the ... Read More »

White Co Schools Submit Feedback On New Education Funding Framework

Funding for needed positions, technology upgrades and teacher compensation among the feedback that White County Schools submitted as the state works on a new education funding formula. The state department of education gave one week of public comment on the new funding framework. Tuesday was the deadline. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the suggestions have been folded into this ... Read More »

Cookeville Named A State Grant Recipient For Site Development

The City of Cookeville will receive at least $25,000 in state grant money to complete due diligence studies at the Lemon-Farris Industrial Site off Highway 111. The city is one of 12 recipients of state grant monies that total more than $8 million for site development. Economic Development Coordinator Melinda Keifer said that while it’s not the full amount the ... Read More »

Celina EMS Gets State Help By Allowing EMT Students To Work

The State Department of Emergency Services has given Celina EMS permission to let local EMT students drive ambulances. Mayor Luke Collins said the opportunity means progress in finding workers for a short staffed ambulance department. “We appreciate the state helping us on that, and we have spoke with some schools,” Collins said. “I know there are some EMT students that’s ... Read More »

McMinnville Water One of 11 That Competed For Best Tasting Water

McMinnville Utility recently competed in the statewide competition for the best tasting water. The city water provider won the region four competition to have a chance at the state level. Water Treatment Plant Manager Ricky Morton said while they did not win, it was a great way to show off the department’s work. “They even recognized each one of us ... Read More »

Comptroller’s Office Holding Meeting For Federal Funding Guidance

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office will hold a Tuesday meeting to provide guidance for spending federal money. State Senator Mark Pody said this is also an opportunity for non-profit organizations and businesses to find out what money is available. Pody said this education is critical, with a lack of guidelines. “To make sure that the money is going to be allocated, ... 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 »