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White County Report Cards Delayed; Awaiting Test Data

Final report cards for White County Middle School and White County High School students will be delayed as the district awaits TCAP and end-of-course testing data from the state. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said he hopes to have the results back in the next two weeks. He said the district voted to add standardized test scores to report cards ... Read More »

White County Students Head To School Saturday

The White County School System will do something other generations did more often, attend school Saturday morning for an abbreviated day. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the State Board of Education allows districts three abbreviated days that count as full school days. Dronebarger said when the district’s Calendar Committee realized the final day fell on a Monday, it decided ... Read More »

End Of School Balancing Act For Educators

These final weeks of school are a balancing act, making the most of valuable instruction time, fun activities and planning for next year. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said school does not end, it just shifts, even after the last day. He said teachers are focused on hitting standards for next year and providing activities that allow students ... Read More »

White School Board Graduates Its First Ever Student

The White County School Board celebrated senior Max Simmons, its first-ever student representative on the school board. Simmons and junior Joy McGill have served on the school board to offer a student’s perspective as the board strives to make decisions that will positively affect them and their classmates. Simmons said he learned a great deal and was entertained at every ... Read More »

White County High Bathroom Renovation Scheduled

The White County School Board approved a $130,000 renovation project for White County High School’s bathroom Thursday night. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the school was built in the 1960s and though the bathrooms have been worked on since, they need repairs. He said new fixtures, countertops, and composite flooring will be added. Maintenance Supervisor Randy Alley said a ... Read More »

White County Schools Want Community Input On New Law

The White County School System polling administration, educators, and the White County community on the potential implementation of a new law that allows teachers to carry handguns on campus. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said this issue is not as simple as a “yes” or “no” and will require feedback from everyone it would affect. He said allowing qualified teachers ... Read More »

White County Move Next Year’s Spring Break

The White County School Board has changed the 2024-2025 school calendar to move spring break to the week following daylight savings time. Board Chair Bob Young said the change aligns more closely with the rest of the school calendar. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said next year’s spring break will be March 10-14. Dronebarger said he polled teachers in the ... Read More »

17 Upper Cumberland Schools Honored As Reward Schools

17 Upper Cumberland schools recognized as Reward Schools for outstanding performance and/or improvement in performance during the last school year. The list includes six Putnam County Schools, three in Overton County, two each in Cumberland, Jackson and White Counties, and one each in Dekalb and Van Buren Counties. Some 400 schools statewide received the honor from the State Board of ... Read More »

White County Schools Offer Program On Online Safety

The White County School System will try to arm students and parents Thursday with the knowledge needed to be more secure online. White County High School Assistant Principal Amy Hawkins said the Department of Homeland Security offered the iGuardian meetings five years ago, and it is time for an update. She said parents need to be introduced to the latest ... Read More »

Schools, Law Enforcement Looking Into BonDeCroft Theft

The White County Sheriff’s Department is looking for tips regarding a theft at the BonDeCroft Elementary School construction site. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the theft was not major. He said tools, copper, and a trailer were stolen from the job site. Dronebarger said the Sheriff’s Department and the school system will be keeping a close eye on the ... Read More »