Metro Board of Education meets on Monday

LOCAL NEWS | The Metro Board of Education will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. in a regular session meeting at the Lynchburg Elementary School Cafeteria. To view the complete agenda, click here.

In new business, the board will discuss a potential Moore County High School wrestling program as well as procedures and rules for displaying signage and displays in the new MCHS Gym. The board will also discuss the 2020 Local Education Agency Compliance Report.

Director of Schools Chad Moorehead will as report on school construction projects and the 2021-22 instructional calendar.

All Metro School Board meetings are open to the general public and may also be attended virtually. To address the board with public comment, click here. For more information, contact the Moore County School Central Office at 931-759-7303. •

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School Board votes to revise school-closing trigger at Monday’s meeting

The Moore County School Board moved the “school building closure” trigger Monday night at their regular season meeting.

Previously, the board approved a Reopening Framework that stated as long as the active case count remains below 33 (or less than .5% of the population) students can continue to attend in person classes. Once that number reached above 33 (or between .5 % and 1%), local schools will move to a hybrid model where half of students will attend school every other week while those not at school continue to learn remotely.

On Monday, the Board changed that decision-trigger to be based on absenteeism at any given school rather than the amount of community spread. At the time of the meeting there were 26 active COVID-19 cases in Moore County.

After the meeting, Director of School Chad Moorehead said he preferred a plan that allowed parent the most personal choice.

“I felt that it was important that this section of our framework for reopening be changed.  Since our school system is allowing parents to choose between in-person and remote learning, we have a hybrid model now that is responsive to individual homes,” he said. “There may be a point that we have to transition to full remote learning for a period of time but I feel like personal choice is the best option.  If the spread of the virus increases rapidly parents can choose to move to remote learning for their own children.  We are all working hard inside the schools to be as safe as possible and to be able to keep the buildings open.”

The revised plan also stated that community events like the rate of sickness, hospitalization rates, etc will also be considered in addition to school absentee rates. It also states that administration may choose to close individual schools for 3-5 day for thorough disinfecting should smaller outbreaks occur.

To read a complete copy of the Metro School Board Reopening Framework, click this link.

School Board meetings take place the second Monday of each month at the Central Office Building located on the Lynchburg Elementary Campus. Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. and can also be attended virtually. The next meeting takes place on September 14. •

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Metro School Board meets Monday

LOCAL NEWS |Education — The Metro Moore County School Board will meet on Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m. in the Central Office located behind Lynchburg Elementary School.

Members of the public will appear before the board to address three items: the BITZ program, the senior trip, and the baseball bull pen/fence.

Director of School Chad Moorehead will present the results of the 2020-21 school calendar survey. He will also present mower and bus bids to the Board for approval. The Board will hear a field trip request from the Raiderette Basketball Team for a tournament happening December 19-20 in Lebannon.

The Director’s Report will include a construction progress report, a discussion of the Lynchburg Music Festival invoice, a maternity leave request, an update on the ACT data release, and a school board strategic plan update.

The Central Office is located at 308 Mechanic Street North. To view a complete agenda, click here. •

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Metro School Board meets Monday

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Moore County School Board will meet on Monday, September 16 at 6 p.m. at the Central Office located behind the Lynchburg Elementary.

The board will elect officers for the new school year including chair, vice-chair, and chair prom-tem. The board will also hear public input. They will continue ongoing policy review of items 1.407 through 1.908 and the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) recommended changes to the payroll procedures and testing policies.

In new business, the board will discuss a non-faculty head coach supplement, a field trip request from the FFA, custodial supply bids, budget amendments, and an ESP bonus.

Director of Schools Chad Moorehead will also give a construction progress report, update on any personnel retirements or resignations, and give a report on the repaired LES gym floor. To view a complete agenda, click here. MCBE meetings are held every third Monday. They are open to the general public and all students, parents, employees, and any interested citizen are welcome to attend. •