You could say that education and working with youth is in Mary Ann Sparks' DNA.
It looks like the offer to settle the Wilson County School Board's lawsuit against Mt. Juliet to secure unpaid liquor-by-the-drink taxes has some traction.
Before a capacity crowd of concerned residents from Mt. Juliet's Hickory Hills and Devonshire neighborhoods, the Wilson County School Board went into overtime Monday night at a work session to discuss possible sites for the county's next high school - and Director of Schools Dr. Donna Wright unveiled a surprise possible site.
The community got a firsthand look at textbooks options for the upcoming school-year.
Funding approved by County Commission
Watertown's getting a new wrestling, gymnastics and cheerleading gym for its high school. The gym for the new Watertown High School won the Wilson County School Board's approval last week, and now the County Commission has approved funding it.
Like the school board, which narrowly approved the project by a 3-2 vote, the County Commission was not unanimous in giving its nod to the project Monday, Nov. 17. However, the commissioners' 18-7 vote was more lopsided in favor of funding the proposed gym.
Wilson County Board of Education welcomed new member Linda Armistead, who represents Zone 4, to the panel at the regular meeting Tuesday night.
Newly elected Wilson County School Board Zone 4 member Linda Armistead will be sworn in at the end of the month and is already cultivating ways to improve communication between elected officials and educators.
Armistead unseated longtime board member Ron Britt in the Aug. 7 election.
A couple of parents are concerned that an article in Wednesday’s edition of The Wilson Post regarding the banning of a particular book by the Wilson County Board of Education might have led to some confusion.
Wilson County School System is dealing with several end of the year changes.
Wilson County Board of Education named Donna Wright as the new school system director in a special meeting Saturday morning.
The right to hold a referendum on expanding the Wilson County Board of Education from five members to seven was approved with the sound of Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey’s gavel Thursday morning.
Only 18 points separate the top two candidates for the Wilson County Director of Schools position.
Here are the resumes of the 17 candidates for the Wilson County Director of Schools position.
Monday night’s Wilson County Board of Education meeting ended with an interim director in place and a green light for preliminary work to begin on the expansion project at Carroll-Oakland Elementary School.
The issue of education continues to be a contentious one in Wilson County, even at the Monday night’s regular County Commission meeting.
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet in special called session on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Central Office located at 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, TN to consider, and, if necessary, take action on, termination of the contract of Wilson County Director of Schools, Dr. Timothy R. Setterlund for professional misconduct, or removal from office and any and all necessary action related thereto. This item of business shall be the first item on the agenda.
Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund said the recent dismissals of two long-term educators were not decisions I made just on a whim.
While he declined to discuss the specifics behind the dismissal last Thursday of Jill Micco, supervisor of special education, and on Friday of Bill Moss, supervisor of Career Technical Education (CTE), Setterlund said, Part of it is, I have to have a central office staff that shares the same vision that I have for the district and to support that.
Setterlund, who has been on the job since July 1, said it should not come as a surprise to anyone that he may make some changes in the Central Office staff.
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