State-run school handed over to county
In a money-saving move, the state Department of Education is giving Tennessee's only state-run school to the county where it resides, sending termination notices to all 94 of its employees.
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#1 Apr 8, 2010
A lot of people have lost there jobs here and had 2 get by the best way they could these people can get out on a good retirement so wake up and smell the the way we smell the shi000 we whent throuht losing our jobs combind clarkrange and york and weed out the bad seeds u know who u r thank my past school mates i dont even know how u go the jobs oh yes i do someone there pulled u in i forgot
#2 Apr 12, 2010
I think you need to go back to school.
Since: Feb 10
#3 Apr 12, 2010
Fentress county can run both schools if they play their cards right. There are a lot of counties that have two or more high schools. We just have to work together. Some might have to take a cut in pay, but I rather have a cut in my pay then to not have a job at all.
#4 Apr 14, 2010
I am worried about my high school students. How is the county with a 30% umemployment rate going to come up with enough money for a school for our kids. I read the paper and see that even when we pay our taxes we still will not have enough money to run our school and even if the school systems combine no one school will be big enough to house all the high school students at york. Yes I am a very worried parent and see all these other schools such as pall mall, grimsley, and west fentress all closed up and not being used for many years. Is this what my other children have to look forward to in the future.
Also why are they sending out class schedules for next year. I have to register my student april 21 for fall classes. This is giving all the parents hope that the school will stay open. If you lived in a bigger city they would raise taxes to accomodate. I know that my taxes seem quite low. If you also raise the taxes some of the bigger farms that are barely making it will end up having to sell. Anyone know where the school will go from here. I am really concerned about fentress counties future.
#5 May 5, 2010
Funding has been restored for York Institute it was announced today. Don't know all the details, but it was on WDEB this afternoon.
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