JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Board of Education paused its board meeting Tuesday night to recognize a total of 18 teachers who have served their five-year probationary period and been granted tenure. Watch the meeting HERE on demand.

Those newly tenured educators are: at Wynn School – Danny Sheckles and Tiffany Logsdon; LaFollette Middle School – Chelcie Davis, Donald Piercy and Nancy Miracle; Caryville Elementary – Brian Miracle; Jacksboro Elementary – Heather Wallace, Bethany McFarland, Britney Allen, Tina Johnson, Brittani Laverdiere, Rachel Roy and Connie Sulfridge; CCHS – Olivia Lobertini, Troy Arnold and Brad Collette; White Oak Elementary – Crista Hunter and LaFollette Elementary – Kelsey Hatmaker.

Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields said parent visitation days are scheduled for the week of Feb. 14-18. She also said that COVID-19 cases have decreased significantly since the board last met.

The board dispensed with a number of routine matters, from approving budget amendments and policy revisions to approving the low bid for a new canopy at Jacksboro Elementary, another for a contract for CCHS baseball field maintenance and a bid of $156,750 for new gym bleachers at Jellico High School. Most of the projects will be financed from federal ESSER funds.

The board also voted to approve a long term lease with Highland Telephone Cooperative for a small parcel of land on the grounds of White Oak Elementary where Highland will locate the electronics necessary to extend broadband service into the White Oak area as part of a major broadband extension. Highland officials explained the plans and requested the lease at the January board meeting, pledging to be responsible for maintenance and security of the fenced off building.

The meeting was adjourned but the board then remained for a lengthy executive session with attorney Dail Cantrell concerning pending legal matters, without disclosing the nature of the discussion. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/10/2022-6AM)