State Senator Calls For Inquiry Into Tennessee No-Bid Contracts

Tennessee State Sen. Heidi Campbell Has Written Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk, Asking Him To Look Into No-Bid Contracts Issued By Gov. Bill Lee’s Administration During The Covid-19 Pandemic.

Read more

Legislators Question State’s $75 Million Contact Tracing Expense With Inexperienced Company

Without Full Legislative Consideration – And Without Public Disclosure – Tennessee Health Officials Have Spent $75 Million To Date, Paying A Hendersonville Medical Company To Handle Contact Tracing.

Read more

TN State Of Emergency Still In Place Despite Gov. Lee’s Move

A State Of Emergency Remains In Effect For Tennessee Even Though The Governor Recently Declined To Extend A 20-Month-Old Executive Order In Response To The Pandemic.

Read more

Rutherford County Parents Furious Over Mishandling Of Covid In Schools

On August 10, 2021 The Rutherford County Board Of Education Reviewed And Approved A Procedure Intended To Prevent Students And Staff From Being Quarantined Who Were Covid Free Or Symptom Free. Despite This Clear Intent, The Director Of Schools For Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Unilaterally Changed This Procedure To remove Non-Symptomatic And Non-Covid Positive Students From Schools–With No Input, Consultation, Or Vote From The Board. The Legality Of RCS Moving Forward With These Procedures Is Questionable, But The Result Is Not.

Read more

TN Dept of Health Plans To Share Children’s Private Information With Federal Government

In A Letter That Was Sent To All TN School Superintendents, TN Dept Of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey And TN Dept Of Ed Commissioner Penny Schwinn Outlined The State’s Directive To Collaborate With The Federal Government To Collect And Share Data Concerning Contact Tracing Of Children Among Other Private Information.

Read more

Anderson County Will Reinstate Mask Mandate If Schools Pass 2% Positivity Rate

In A Letter Issued To Parents, Teachers And Staff, The Director Of Anderson County Schools Stated That The District Will Reinstate A Mask Mandate For Students And Staff If A School Exceeds A 2% Positivity Rate.

Read more

Joint Statement To Gov Lee & TN General Assembly On Masks In Schools

For Well Over A Year Now, We Have Seen The Negative Impact Of Government Mandates On Businesses And Families In Response To This Virus. But There Can Be No Doubt That Our Students Here In Tennessee Have Been Some Of The Hardest Hit And They Have The Scars To Prove It. The Latest TCAP Results Show That Less Than 30% Of Our Students Across The State Are Reading And Understanding Math Simply At Their Own Grade Level. And For The Most Part, We Know That We Can Blame The Lack Of In-person Learning Over The Prior School Year. Yet, We Are Now Heading In That Same Direction For The 2021-2022 School Year.

Read more

Chattanooga Mayor Shuts Down 2 More Community Centers After Confirmed COVID Cases

Following The Temporary Closures Of Two Chattanooga-Area Community Centers Last Week After A Single Confirmed COVID Case Was Discovered At Each Facility, Mayor Tim Kelly Shut Down Two More Facilities Yesterday, Monday The 26th.

Read more