Sumner County Schools Announce Closure Next Week to ‘Help Mitigate Spread’ of COVID-19

Sumner County Schools announced on Wednesday that all district schools will be closed next week “to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff.” The announcement, which was made on Facebook, noted that the schools “will utilize inclement weather days.” In addition, “There will be no instruction via GoogleClassroom during this time period.” The school further noted that “extracurricular activities, including athletic games and practices, will continue but must occur after normal school dismissal time.” The schools will resume normal operations on September 13.

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Bill Lee Joins ‘Career Technical Education Day’ Celebration in Sumner County

GALLATIN, Tennessee – Governor Bill Lee came to Sumner County to celebrate Career Technical Education Day, part of the larger recognition of the national CTE month of February. The event was held at the Bagsby Ranch, where Lee held a town hall on July 25, 2018, when there were still…

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Parents Group Calls for Resignation or Termination of Sumner County School Director Del Phillips Over School Rezoning

GALLATIN, Tennessee – Dozens of parents attended Tuesday evening’s Sumner County Board of Education meeting in opposition to the rezoning plan of Sumner County Schools (SCS) Director of Schools Del Phillips and called for his resignation or termination by the board. The major point of contention for the parents, several…

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After Spending Over $238,000, Sumner County School Board Loses Appeal In Open Records Case

After more than three years and spending over $238,000, the Sumner County Board of Education loses its appeal in the Jakes vs. Sumner County Board of Education (SCBOE) dispute over open records, and blames the state’s Office of Open Records Counsel (OORC) for bad advice. In March 2014, Joelton citizen…

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