By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Valley View Elementary School recently installed an electric LED sign as part of a facilities upgrade. According to school principal Jason Dotson, the sign will help the school stay more in touch with the community regarding school activities and events.   The idea for the electric sign upgrade came out of a meeting discussion from the school’s leadership team at the beginning of the year. Afterwards, they approached the central office and the school board about the upgrade. The school board paid for half the sign while the other half came out of the school’s general fund.  “The school board, especially Jeffery Miller, was instrumental in making this happen, as was the central office,” Dotson said. The sign was installed by Signs Plus last week and is wireless. The school was able to save money by using the existing sign pole.  “We’re super excited about it. We feel it will instill pride in the student’s and the staff and help us better keep our parents informed about what’s going on at the school,” Dotson said.

WLAF’s Charlie Hutson caught up with the crew installing the new La Follette Middle School sign last week.  Dexter Goins with the Campbell County Maintenance Department is handling the up high chores.

DeWayne Kitts, roving WLAF photographer and reporter, shares a before and after photo with a shot of the old LMS sign that was replaced by the new sign above.

The Campbell County School Maintenance crew was busy at VVES and LMS erecting the new signs.  Crew members include Terry Ward, Dexter Goins, Alan Shepherd and Eddie Ford.