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Published: October 22, 2019


THE LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING.  THE MEETING BEGAN WITH RECOGNIZING TEACHER OF THE MONTH WHICH WENT TO LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL'S CTE BUILDING AND TRADE, SUPPORT STAFF OF THE MONTH WENT TO MARSHA DAVENPORT OF SUMMERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL AND RETIRED EDUCATOR OF THE MONTH WENT TO CHARLES "BUTCH" TONER. ALL CONSENT ITEMS WERE VOTED ON AS WHOLE AND APPROVED BEFORE DIRECTOR MCDANIEL PRESENTED THE BOARD WITH AN UPDATE AND ADVISED ON THURSDAY A CAREER FAIR TOOK PLACE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN WHICH 5TH AND 6TH GRADERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTIES ATTENDED AND IN NOVEMBER TWO HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOLS IN TENNESSEE WILL RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR THEIR WELDING PROGRAMS - LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AND LORETTO HIGH SCHOOL.  THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR WAS BROUGHT TO THE BOARD AND APPROVED WHICH REFLECTS THE CURRENT SCHOOL CALENDAR WITH MINOR CHANGES. THE START DATE WILL BE AUGUST 3RD, 2020 AND THE LAST DAY MAY 21ST, 2021. BIDS WERE APPROVED FOR TIRES, MOBILE STEM KITS AND FOR MYON NEWS SUBSCRIPTIONS AND TWO POLICIES WERE VOTED TO BE AMENDED BASED ON TSBA RECOMMENDATIONS. LEADERS THEN DISCUSSED THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN SUMMERTOWN AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THERE WAS NEED TO MEET WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN A LIAISON WORK SESSION TO DISCUSS FURTHER WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM HEWLETT SPENCER. THE BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO MEET AGAIN ON NOVEMBER 18TH.