Sullivan County Board of Education holding meeting before vote to accept resolution


LATER TODAY — THE SULLIVAN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL VOTE ON WEATHER TO ACCEPT A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION LAST NIGHT. KRISTEN GALLANT IS IN THE STUDIO THIS MORNING — TO TELL US ABOUT LAST NIGHTS COMMISSION MEETING AND THE RESOLUTION MEANT TO KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN. GOOD MORNING GUYS — THATS RIGHT. HAPPENING TODAY — THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A CALLED BOARD MEETING AT 6-O’CLOCK AHEAD OF THE REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING.. SULLIVAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED A RESOLUTION BY COMMISSIONER MARK VANCE LAST NIGHT. THE RESOLUTION APPROPRIATES 8- HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE DECISION TO CUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY PROPOSED FROM SULLIVAN COUNTY SCHOOLS IS A REGRESSIVE ONE. IT WILL SEND SULLIVAN COUNTY’S CHILDREN. TEACHERS AND THE COUNTY ITSSELF BACKWARDS INSTEAD OF FORWARD.” IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR THE MEETING LAST NIGHT. LAWMAKERS FROM NASHVILLE INCLUDING TENNESSEE’S DEPUTY COMPTROLLER JASON MUMPOWER AND THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DREW HARPOOL CALLED INTO THE MEETING — TO ASSIST THE COUNTY. NOW– THE MEETING TONIGHT COMES AFTER A LETTER SENT BY DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS DAVID COX — SAID THE SCHOOL DISTRICT COULD POTENTIALLY SHUT DOWN DUE TO A LACK OF FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY COMMISSION. WE TALKED TO DOCTOR COX LAST NIGHT — WHO SAYS HE WAS HAPPY WITH THE RESULT. “”I FEEL A LOT BETTER HEARING THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SPEAK TO THIS AND THEM BEING PART OF THE REWRITE OF THE RESOLUTION.” THE FINAL VOTE — NINETEEN YES — TWO ABSTAINED — THREE ABSENT.. THE MEETING TONIGHT IS WHERE WE WILL LEARN IF THE BOARD WILL VOTE TO ACCEPT THAT RESOLUTION. THANK YOU KRISTEN… OUR COVERAGE OF SULLIVAN COUNTY SCHOOL FUNDING CONTINUES ON LINE. YOU’LL FIND A BLOG FROM THE MEETING AND EXTENDED INTERVIEWS FOLLOWING LAST NIGHTS VOTE. THAT’S AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW — ON WJHL-DOT-COM. NEW THIS MORNING… A KNOXVILLE MAN IS SPEAKING OUT AFTER HE WAS HOSPITALIZED DUE TO VAPING. ON THE 20-TH OF LAST MONTH, DYLAN COLLINS WAS TAKEN TO A

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