Friday, May 24, 2024
Happening Now

Tag Archives: White County Board of Education

Commission Helping Cassville Fire Dept. Repair Engine

The White County Commission appropriated funds to help repair the Cassville Fire Department’s fire engine during its Monday meeting. EMA Director Matt McBride said the total cost for the repairs expected to fall between $20,000 and $25,000. McBride said the assistance from the county will be greatly appreciated by the department. “I don’t want to speak on behalf of Fire ... Read More »

White County School Board Discussing Change To Public Comment Policy

White County Board of Education Member Dewayne Howard wants to change the school board policy regarding public comment. Howard said he wanted to remove a line from the policy stating that public comments must be related to items on that meeting’s agenda. Howard said it would allow the citizens in the community to have a stronger voice. “Why should we ... Read More »

This Week: Overton Commissioners Consider Lawsuit Settlement

This week the Overton County Commission will consider a settlement counter offer for a lawsuit against the county. The Hargis Vs. Overton County lawsuit came after a man passed away in the custody of the Overton County Sheriff’s Department and the cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation. The commission will also consider a resolution that would allow a ... Read More »

This Week: Dronebarger’s Contract Renewal, New Fire Truck On Agenda

This week the White County Board of Education will consider a renewal of Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger’s employment contract. The board agreed to review his contract several months ahead of schedule to avoid a potential change in leadership right before the start of a new budget year. The new contract proposal is online at the school board’s website for ... Read More »

White Co Schools Approve New Smithville Hwy Helipad For Cassville Fire

The White County Board of Education will allow construction of a new helipad for the Cassville Volunteer Fire Department on school property. Director of School Kurt Dronebarger said the helipad will be on a few unused acres between Cassville Elementary and Smithville Highway. He said the helipad will provide support to the fire department on a particularly hazardous stretch of ... Read More »

White County School Board Sets Date For Director Contract Negotiations

The White County Board of Education will start its December 15 meeting discussing contract negotiations with Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger. Chairman Bob Young said standard negotiations happen in April, but because Dronebarger’s four-year contract ends in June there would have to be a complete renewal. Young said having the discussion earlier in the school year gives both the board ... Read More »

BonDeCroft Elementary Parent Concerned About New Visitor Restrictions

A parent at BonDeCroft Elementary School shared her disapproval of a new visitation policy with the White County School Board during their Thursday meeting. Lisa Cooper said the new policy allows just one parent per child to visit the school during lunchtime, parties, and other events. Cooper said she understands the importance of school security, but feels the policy is ... Read More »

This Week: White County Discusses Animal Shelter; CPWA Talks Referendums

The White County Steering Committee B will discuss the county’s animal shelter. Volunteers from the shelter spoke to the committee last month, requesting support with funding and expressing concern about the state of the shelter. The committee heard their concerns and will have a formal discussion on the matter this week. In other business, Steering Committee A will meet to ... Read More »

White County Director Of Schools To Present at National Superintendents Forum

The White County Board of Education voted to fund Director Kurt Dronebarger’s airfare to go to San Diego to put on a presentation for the National Superintendents Forum. Dronebarger said he was invited by the forum to speak about the county’s Warrior Academy Program, which provides a second chance at graduation for struggling high school students. Dronebarger said the trip ... Read More »

White County Director of Schools Asks To Renew Contract Early

White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger formally requested a review of his contract Thursday night. Dronebarger is in the last year of his current four-year agreement. He said he wants to negotiate six months ahead of schedule. Dronebarger said he presented the board with a summary of his performance to justify his request. “I’ve dedicated 26 years of faithful ... Read More »