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6 Key Issues & Votes

Accountability - Transparency - Fiscal Responsibility

 

By: Pat Hunter

November 18, 2008

 

The Loudon County Board of Education is comprised of a ten member body located with seven districts. There are nine schools within the Loudon County School system. When electing people to the School Board, districts with odd numbers run every 4-year term and then districts with even numbers run every 4-years. Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 ran in 2008; Districts 2, 4, 6 will run in 2010. Lenoir City Schools has their own school district with 3 schools, elementary, middle and high school and because Loudon County students attend Lenoir City High School, Loudon County must pay Lenoir City a percentage for students that attend school there.

 

In early August 2008, letters were sent to parents about two schools with failing marks, Ft. Loudon Middle School with failing match scores and Greenback with its graduation rate. Improvement is needed, so what's the plan to improve math scores and encourage students to finish school?

 

The State of Tennessee's Education Grade Cards are now out. Here's the latest school grade card information in a format that's easy to understand, compliments of Sarah Daily with the Loudon County Schools Solutions Blog. Please check out Sarah's website and the latest state report card of Loudon County schools: 

http://loudoncountyschoolsolutions.blogspot.com/2008/11/state-report-card-screenshots.html

 

6 Key Issues

 

Recent School Board VOTE

 

Nov. 13, 2008 - Loudon County Board of Education Meeting

 

 

 

School Board member's name that made the motion and second.

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A Motion is a formal proposal by a person. After a Motion has been made, another person wishing it to be considered says 2nd.

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School Board member's contact information

-------------------------------Director Wayne Honeycutt honeycuttw@loudoncounty.org

Leroy.Tate@TateandLyle.com

Board Chairman Leroy Tate (r)

Motion Larry Proaps 

2nd

Gary Ubben

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Approval of new bus driver 

Danielle Minton. She is to be employed by Billy Roberts, Bus Owner.

Motion

Van

Shaver

2nd

Lisa Russell

--------------------Request that School Director Honeycutt write a letter requesting a legal investigation on the land transaction of Hwy. 321 land.

(Chairman Tate directed that a letter be sent to District Attorney General Johnson or whomever. Later he said DAG Johnson)

Motion Larry Proaps

2nd

Leroy Tate

----------------To accept ALL budget amendments including $16,000 charitable donation to the Loudon County Education Foundation.

Motion

to

AMEND

Van Shaver

2nd

Lisa Russell

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To take Loudon County Education Foundation   

$16,000 charitable contribution as a separate Vote.

Motion

Bill Marcus

2nd

Bobby Johnson, Jr.

-----------------Halt all work until the Board has an opportunity to review all bleacher work at various schools.

Motion

Bill Marcus 2nd

Scott Newman

----------------Form a committee to assist in gathering information to bring to the Board regarding bleacher installation problems. 

Scott Newman   

District 1, Seat B

Loudon

102 Huffs Ferry Rd.

Loudon, TN 37774

458-1479

slenewman@charter.net

Loudon City Police Dept.
YES YES YES YES YES YES

Bill Marcus    

District 1, Seat A

Loudon

300 Edwards School Rd.

Loudon, TN 37774

458-8581

billm@loudoncounty.org 

Spouse of commissioner Nancy Marcus. 
YES YES YES NO YES YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Johnson, Jr. 

D- 2, Seat B, Lenoir City

402 C St.

Lenoir City, TN 37771

988-8008

johnsonb@loudoncounty.org

Recorder-Treasurer Lenoir City

NO YES YES YES YES YES

Larry Proaps

D- 2, Seat A, Lenoir City

1500 Old Midway Rd.

Lenoir City, TN 37772

986-8694

proapsl@loudoncounty.org

Retired – Loudon County Sheriff’s dept.
YES ABSTAIN YES NO YES YES

Lisa Russell

D-3 Greenback

7969 Glendale Community Rd.
Greenback, TN 37742 

988-7939

LRussell917@aol.com
NO YES NO YES YES YES

Leroy Tate (Chairman)

D- 4 Philadelphia

2072 Circle Drive

Loudon, TN 37774

458-4834

Leroy.Tate@TateandLyle.com

Tate & Lyle employee
YES YES YES NO YES YES

Van Shaver 

D- 5, Seat B

Eaton-Tech Center

568 Ford Rd.
Lenoir City, TN 37772

986-6984

SarahlCcom@aol.com

Self- employed
NO YES NO YES YES YES

Gary Ubben   

D- 5 , Seat A

Eaton-Tech Center

13536 Virtue Rd.
Lenoir City, TN 37772

Phone: Private

ubbeng@loudoncounty.org

UT Professor Education
YES NO YES NO YES YES

Steve  Harrelson            

D- 6 Highland Park

827 Leward Way

Lenoir City, TN 37772

988-5211

harrelsons@loudoncounty.org

Director- Lenoir City Recreation Dept.
YES YES

YES

YES

YES YES

Craig Simon 

D- 7 Tellico Village

369 Cheestana Way

Loudon, TN 37774

458-6626

simonc@loudoncounty.org

ABSENT

 

ABSENT

 

ABSENT

 

ABSENT

 

ABSENT

 

ABSENT

 

 

MOTION

 

PASSED PASSED PASSED

FAILED-requires a 2/3 vote

NOTE: The Education Foundation is an affiliate of the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce. Founded by the Chamber.

 

PASSED PASSED

 

 

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