Grading Scale Changes In Johnson City Schools To Begin In Third Grade

Earlier This Year, Tennessee Lawmakers Voted To Change The 7 Point Grading Scale Used Throughout The State’s High Schools And Establish The 10 Point Scale As Standard. To Comply With The New Law, The Johnson City Board Of Education Is Changing Their Grading System To Align With The 10 Point Scale But Are Going One Step Further By Applying It To All Students Beginning In The Third Grade, Not Just High School Students.

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Rising Gas Prices Impact First Responders, Schools Across the State

The High Cost Of Gas Proves To Be A Problem Across Tennessee As Pumps Continue To Show Record Rising Prices. First Responders, Schools, And Other Community Groups Are Trying To Maintain Services While Still Surviving Within Their Allotted Budgets.

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School Systems Battle Transportation Issues From Rising Gas Costs and Driver Shortage

School Districts Across The State Continue To Deal With Transportation Issues, Seeking Solutions For The Ongoing Bus Driver Shortage And Now Dealing With Rising Gas Prices.

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Inflation Contributing To Price Increase Of Meals In Tennessee Schools

The Rutherford County School District Has Announced That School Meal Prices Are Increasing For The Upcoming 2022-2023 School Year. The Same Story Is Being Told All Across Tennessee With Weakley And Knox Counties Already Having Made Similar Announcements. The Increase Is Due To Inflation In Food Prices And Also Because A Federal USDA Program That Helped Provide Free Breakfast And Lunch To All Students Is Ending In August.

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TN State Reps Blast Biden For Cutting Food Funding For Schools That Don’t Abide By LGBTQ+ Mandates

The USDA, Under The Leadership Of The Biden-Harris Administration, Announced They Will Begin Reinterpreting Existing U.S. Code In Order To Force Schools To Allow Biological Males Into Females Restrooms, Changing Areas, Etc. If Schools Don’t Abide By The Order, Federal Funds Children’s Food At School Will Be Cut Off. Republican Members Of Education Committees In The Tennessee General Assembly Blast Back.

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Legislation Prohibiting Anti-Semitic Concepts In Tennessee Schools Signed By Gov. Lee

Governor Lee Signed Legislation On May 25th, 2022 That Prohibits The Teaching Of Anti-Semitic Concepts In Tennessee K-12 Schools, And Institutions Of Higher Learning.

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Local Tax Dollars Fund Majority Of Tennessee K-12 School Capital Projects

During Legislative Budget Negotiations Earlier This Year, The Tennessee Senate Finance Committee Chairman Was Asked About The Legislature Removing $200 Million From Gov. Bill Lee’s Proposed Budget Amendment That Was Intended To Relocate School Buildings From Flood-Prone Areas. The Funding Was Not Approved But A New Report Shows That The Policy Is Consistent With Tennessee’s Recent Past.

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