School Districts Across State Continue To Defy Mask Opt-Out Order

More Than Twenty School Districts Across Tennessee Are Requiring Students To Wear Masks, Despite The Fact That Governor Bill Lee Signed An Executive Order That Gives Parents The Freedom To Opt Their Children Out Of The Mandates.

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Rutherford County Schools Mask Policy Must Be Suspended

An Attorney For Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Has Confirmed That No Record Of A Mask Policy Being Filed Through A Policy Committee Or The Director Of Schools Exists. This Step Is Required Before Bringing Any Policy Before The Public Or Enacting Any RCS Policy Changes. Because The Proper Process Was Not Followed, The Mask Policy Changes Discussed In RCS Board Meetings Last Week Must Be Suspended.

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Wilson County Schools Will Require Masks Until October

In A Recent Meeting Of The Wilson County School Board, The Members Voted To Require Masks Until At Least October. Starting On Friday, September 10, Masks Will Have To Be Worn In Classrooms Across The District.

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Masking Remains Optional In Rutherford County Schools After Heated Board Meeting

Following A Specially-Called Meeting Of The Rutherford County Board Of Education, It Was Decided That Masking In The School District Will Remain Optional.

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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.

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Remote Learning Options Return As Schools Close In Response To COVID

Several Schools Across Tennessee Have Begun Shutting Down Citing A “Strong Surge In COVID Cases And Quarantines Among Teachers And Staff” And They Have Been Alerted That Remote Learning Is An Option On A Conditional Basis.

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 27, 2021

1) Nearly 8,700 Criminals Arrested At Southern Border In Past 10 Months, Including Repeat Sex Offenders
2) TN GOP Critical Of Lee’s Handling Of Covid By Executive Order
3) Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classroom
4) Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students
5) Tennessee Music Venues Disagree On COVID Policies
6) Voting Legislation Heads To U.S. Senate, Would Expand Fed Control Over Election Rules
7) Death Toll From Tennessee Flood Rises As Biden Approves Disaster Relief

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Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students

Earlier This Week, A Rutherford County Parent Reported That A Sign Was Displayed In A Classroom Of Smyrna Middle School That Outlined Many Left-Leaning Agendas. The Concerned Parent Reached Out To The Respective Rutherford County School Board Member With The Information And Yesterday, August 24th, The Tennessee Conservative Reached Out To The Principal Of Smyrna Middle School For Comment.

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Tennessee Invests $30M To Prepare Students For Work

The Tennessee Department Of Education Is Spending $30 Million In COVID-19 Relief To Help 21 School Districts Create New Paths To Employment For Students Through Its Innovative High School Models Program.

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