Tri-City Reporter – Education

$8.5M approved for South Gibson County sports complex

By Crystal Burns At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Gibson County Special School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,465,106 for the South Gibson County sports complex and authorized the issuance of school refunding and improvement bonds not to exceed $8.63M. Lashlee-Rich, Inc. is the district’s construction manager. Greer Lashlee and Billy…

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Commissioner Schwinn makes statement about Executive Order No. 50

Gov. Bill Lee’s recent extension of the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic left parents and teachers across the state with more questions than answers, especially with the beginning of the 2020-21 school year just weeks away. Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn sent out a volley of emails to school Superintendents…

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Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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GCHS awards diplomas to 108 graduates

By Crystal Burns Gibson County High School principal Jim Hughes awarded diplomas to 108 graduates Friday evening. The Class of 2019 was lauded for its myriad of individual and group accomplishments, with Hughes telling the graduates that successes, failures and hard work don’t end with their most recent achievement. “Your have started the race,” he…

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Pruett gets 4-year contract

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to a new, four-year contract for Director of Schools Eddie Pruett during the board’s monthly meeting held Thursday at South Gibson County Elementary School in Medina. “This is just a wonderful place to work,” Pruett said. Pruett is currently in his…

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Turner wins school district slogan contest

By Leslie Ferguson Thursday, Sept 6 at Yorkville School was a very special day for fifth grader Paxton Turner. Turner was the district winner for a slogan contest held for all schools in the Gibson Co. Special School District. Director of Schools Eddie Pruett formed a Risk Awareness Committee to make school life easier for…

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Erica DuRall dives in at Kenton

By Lori Cathey  Aug. 1 wasn’t only the first day of school for students. It was also Erica DuRall;s first day as principal of Kenton School. DuRall replaced Kevin Turner who was re-assigned to Dyer School as principal after servring the past three years at Kenton. DuRall started her teaching career with the Gibson County…

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Student recognition highlights county school board meeting

The only thing missing from the Gibson County Special School District board meeting Thursday evening was the red carpet. District leaders recognized a host of student achievers. Before shining the spotlight on the youngsters, Director of Schools Eddie Pruett received the Northwest Superintendent of the Year Award from the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS).…

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Kidding around in Gibson County

The first ever Gibson County FFA Kid Camp was drew 37 campers to the Gibson County High School Equine Facility. The campers were between the ages of four through nine and attended from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m The five day camp was designed to give campers a hands-on learning opportunity. Each camper took care…

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