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Community Members Voice Concerns About Funding At BEP Town Hall

A local attorney said it is important public tax dollars continue to fund public schools at Tuesday night’s BEP Town Hall. Anne Austin said she worries that there’s more to the idea of revisiting the BEP formula. “I am a strong proponent of a strong public education system,” Austin said. “That means funding it with taxpayer dollars whether they’re federal ... Read More »

BEP Town Hall Discussion Focuses On Equity In School Funding

Equity. That was the word most used at Tuesday night’s forum on public school funding. Jackson Schools High School Supervisor of Instruction Deb Whitaker said that when the state recognizes smaller counties have had to make do with their resources. “We have to do the same things that systems ten times our size do with one-tenth the number of people,” ... Read More »

Jackson Middle Hosting One Of Eight TN School Funding Town Halls

Jackson County Middle School will host one of only eight town halls in Tennessee to discuss school funding. The town hall on November 30 at 5:30 PM will be for the entire Upper Cumberland region. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said that with Tennessee’s BEP currently facing a lawsuit, there will be questions about what changes the state and department ... Read More »

Fentress County Cancels Allardt Elementary Town Hall Meeting

Fentress County has canceled its Thursday night town hall meeting at Allardt Elementary School. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said canceling was a mixture of poor attendance at the first two town halls, and a visitation service county officials will attend. Johnson said that only two county residents attended the first town hall, no one attended the second meeting. Johnson said ... Read More »

Algood To Hold Town Hall Meetings For Resident’s Traffic Concerns

Algood will conduct town hall meetings so residents can discuss their concerns about traffic in the city. The original plan of appointing a committee during Tuesday night’s meeting was tabled. Councilman Luke Hill said this topic is better suited for an open discussion with the people most affected by traffic. “We just all sit down, invite our community in here,” ... Read More »