$13,700 Bonus Paid To Dickson County Director Of Schools Not Approved By Board

An Audit Of Dickson County Schools Found Director Of Schools Danny Weeks Received $13,700 In Compensation As Part Of A Federal Grant That Was Not Part Of His Contract.

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Tennessee DCS – A History of Failures

In December 2022, The Comptroller’s Office Released The Second Of Two Audits In Two Years. This Audit Makes It Clear To State Lawmakers That DCS Has A Long History Of Failures. Since The Time The Department Of Children’s Services Was Created In 1996, DCS Has Faced Recurring Issues That Management Has Struggled To Address.

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Audit Finds Dyer County Schools Gave Unauthorized Bonuses To Administrators

An Audit From The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Found That Dyer County Schools Gave More Than $60,000 In Ineligible Bonuses To Administrators Out Of Federal Pandemic Grant Funds. The School District, Meanwhile, Contends That The Bonuses Were Approved By The State Department Of Education During The Grant Process.

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The State Makes A Poor Parent Says New Tennessee DCS Commissioner

“The State Makes A Poor Parent,” Said New Tennessee DCS Commissioner Margie Quinn At A Joint Committee Hearing On December 14, 2022. Amidst Three Hours Of Dialog About The Two Audit Reports On The Agency’s Shortcomings, The Tenth Commissioner Of The Department Of Children’s Services Opined Relentlessly On How Her Administration Will Do Better.

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Study Examines Increased Reliance On Temporary Staff In TN Long-Term Care Facilities

A New Study By The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Of Research And Education Accountability Examines The Use Of Temporary Nursing Staff By Nursing Homes And Assisted Care Facilities.

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Tennessee Rep Proposes Bill To Raise Age Requirement for First Grade

As Educators And Parents Across The State Continue To Debate The New Third Grade Retention Law, State Representative Scott Cepicky Has Plans To Introduce Some New And Different Legislation.

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