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Richard Janeway elected Chairman of Cumberland County Schools Policy Committee
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 8, 2014

Richard Janeway was elected Chairman of the Cumberland County Schools Policy Committee Wednesday night. The Policy Committee approved to meet on the first Monday of each month, with meetings beginning at 4:30 p.m. The next Policy Committee will be Monday, November 3rd.


Schools Policy Committee Looking to Raise Age Limit for Substitute Teacher to 21
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 8, 2014

At Wednesday’s Schools Policy Committee meeting it was brought up that some Cumberland County students have dropped out of school, gotten their GED, and have then been hired as substitute teachers. To encourage the county’s youth to stay in school, the Policy Committee is recommending that substitute teachers must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalency unless they are currently enrolled or graduated from an accredited college program.


Changes May Be Coming Regarding Cumberland County Schools Sick Leave and Personal Days Policies
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 8, 2014

Changes may be coming regarding Cumberland County Schools Sick Leave and Personal Days Polices for non-certified employees. At Wednesday night’s meeting, the Schools Policy Committee was informed that some non-certified employees are using up all their 5 sick days and 5 personal days in a very short time period and then quitting. Given there’s no probationary period, these days are available the moment they are hired. Not only does this create a staffing issue, but it’s costing the school system money. The committee has tabled the matter pending further study.


More Charges Filed Against Quick Change Scam Artist
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 8, 2014

A Nashville man previously taken into custody for a quick change scam in Crossville now has another theft charge on his police record. On Wednesday the Peavine Road Subway manager reported that on Sunday a man scammed a clerk out of least $50. Crossville police viewed the Subway security video and identified 57 year old Anthony Sylvester Scott, Sr. He is the same man who was named as an accomplice in a similar quick change scam at the Woodmere Exxon in Crossville. In that case Scott and 52 year old Jeffrey Todd Starnes of Nashville scammed the cashier out of $300. Authorities caught up with the pair at a Lenoir City truck stop and they were brought back to Cumberland County. Starnes also faces a felony robbery charge and is due in General Sessions Court on October 27.


Crossville Police Officers are the lowest paid out of 9 comparable cities in Tennessee
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 8, 2014

Crossville Police Officers are the lowest paid out of 9 comparable cities in Tennessee. Crossville City Manager David Rutherford reported to Council in work session on Tuesday, stating that out of 9 cities he surveyed, Crossville pays entry level police positions the least. The City Manager told Council members that the City does a poor job of compensating employees, with 11 employees with many years of service are making less than $25,000 per year. He added that the Police and Fire employees are also underpaid. According to Rutherford, it will take around $200,000 to get employees even close to where they need to be and will take at least a 2 year commitment from Council to get wages up to par. Rutherford will be presenting a compensation and classification plan for the Council to review during their regular meeting next Tuesday.


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