Fri
Oct 26 2007
06:40 am

I don't understand why there is such an uproar over school funding in Tennessee, but it sure seems to be going on everywhere.

When will we start electing people to local office who understand that the quality of the work force is the number one thing businesses look at when selecting a community to start up in?

The Citizens of Cumberland County showed up in force and demanded that their Commissioners do their job and they did...well sort of.

Grammar Lesson for the Day

"its" (without an apostrophe) as the possessive form of "it." The extra apostrophe is especially distracting in titles.

"It's" (with the apostrophe) means "it is."

Fixed it...And feel free to point it out Ms One-T...I could use a little house training.

Thanks!

Whitescreek,

I hope :) folks will feel free to point out my bloopers. I am sure my writing has plenty!

Somehow my eyes have gotten worse with time even as the letters on the screen have gotten smaller. :(

-- OneTahiti

And my fingers have gotten

And my fingers have gotten clumsier..

Dyslexia

I can'y spell it, but I know that as I have gotten older, my fingers have it!

Wylamena

Perhaps germane to current issues in Roane...

Is a question about the much bragged about school in Cumberland County. This shining example for all to see: Was its cost part of the reason for the fact that Cumberland County Schools ran out of money?

I don't know - I'm just askin. And don't take me fer one o' them that's agin schools :-)

I'm asking because I don't know and because I'm sure some folks in Roane are going to pick up on it and wonder if building such a school will cause the same situation.

RB

RB, No it wasn't

There was an argument about a 1.5 million capital expenditure, apparently.

The new school would have been an already booked capital expenditure. Looks like local politics to me.

I agree...

Based also on what I read AFTER I posted this of Tyler's reply in another thread, that's exactly what it looks like. Local politics indeed.

RB

More info.

Funny story in a way. The County Comm. funded the new (apx. 25mil) Stone Memorial School but did not anticipate the additional costs of operating such a school. While there were some savings across the board in terms of personnel, there were plenty of extra costs too. Including staff, utilities, furnishings that simply weren't factored into the future reoccurring budgets. At the time they voted to fund a new HS, the school had a different DOS who may have informally downplayed the true numbers in putting another school online. This factor is disputed by the BOE.

Additionally, the Cumberland BOE is taking a stand to spend more on education in Cumberland County. They must be listening to the new industry considering their area and well as the retirees who "have been around the block" and understand the value of education to any community.

Hear! Hear!

Additionally, the Cumberland BOE is taking a stand to spend more on education in Cumberland County. They must be listening to the new industry considering their area and well as the retirees who "have been around the block" and understand the value of education to any community.

Are you listening, Roane County Commissioners?

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