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Board of Education approves extending school day
Peg Broadcasting News Friday March 27, 2015

The Cumberland County Board of Education in regular session Thursday night voted 5-4 to approve an option that will extend the school day by one hour for a total of 13 days in order to make up 2 snow days. In all, Cumberland County students missed 17 days for the year. 10 of those were built into the calendar, 2 were made up by converting staff development days to instructional days and 3 were waived by the State, leaving 2 days to be made up. Several options were before the Board, including an option to add the days to the end of the calendar, however, a motion to approve that option was voted down, with most board members concerned about instruction time prior to the TCAP testing. Board members later approved a second motion to extend the school day by one hour starting April 13th. The additional hour will be in effect through April 29th.


BREAKING NEWS: BOE Votes to Extend School Day 1 Hour to Make Up Snow Days Starting April 13th
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday March 26, 2015

To make up 2 snow days, the Cumberland County Board of Education decided at Thursday nights meeting to extend the school day by 1 hour beginning April 13th through April 29th.


UT terminates Men's Basketball Coach Tyndall
Vol Network Friday March 27, 2015

The University of Tennessee announced today that it has terminated its employment agreement with head mens basketball coach Donnie Tyndall for cause. The decision was made based on information the university received during the NCAAs investigation of another institution. The university concluded that Tyndall is highly likely to be found responsible for serious (e.g., Level I and/or Level II) violations of NCAA rules that occurred during his tenure as head mens basketball coach at another institution. It is disappointing that we have to take this action, said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart. It is highly likely that Coach Tyndall will face significant penalties at the conclusion of the NCAAs infractions process. We believe that this decision is in the best interests of the University of Tennessee.


Cumberland County Board of Education meeting
Peg Broadcasting News Friday March 27, 2015

A lengthy agenda was before the Board of Education on Thursday. Board members heard from legal counsel regarding a lawsuit filed by Hamilton County and 6 other school systems, against the state. The suit claims that the state has breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education for the children of this state. Counselor Patton was not asking the local board to participate, but wanted to bring it to their attention. The board did not move on the issue, but reserved judgment for a later time. In other action, board members voted to instruct the Athletic Committee to pursue the creation of a county-wide Athletic Director position.


Teachers of the Year honored
Peg Broadcasting News Friday March 27, 2015

The Cumberland County Board of Education recognized and honored county-wide teachers during their session on Thursday. Stacy Moody was chosen as the K-4 Teacher of the Year. In the 5-8 category, Kim Smith was recognized, and in the 9-12 category, Tracy Sinclair was chosen as the recipient of the honor.


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