Tennessee schools are starting to shift back to virtual learning after months of mostly managing small outbreaks of the coronavirus. The state was one of the first to reopen schools, but is now taking the lead in COVID-19 infections.
On the eve of deciding whether Williamson County Schools will resume in-person classes for all grades, the district’s superintendent has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is working from home.
Listen / Williamson County Schools recently decided to do away with a series of training videos meant to help teachers better approach sensitive subjects like race. The move came after pressure from the Williamson County Republican Party, which objected to a section on privilege. It also followed allegations of racially motivated bullying and complaints about […]
Williamson County voters easily approved a half-cent sales tax increase. After the polls closed Tuesday night, two-thirds of the 12,365 ballots cast in the special referendum were in favor of increasing taxes to pay for schools.
Williamson County voters will decide early next year whether to raise the local sales tax by half a cent to help fund the school district. The local option rate would go from 2.25 to 2.75 cents if approved.
Not one Williamson County parent has gone to review history textbooks that have been described by conservative activists as riddled with bias. School officials say it may be a sign that controversy is dying down.
Williamson County Schools could be free of some state regulations as soon as July 1st. The suburban system pushed the “High Performing School Districts Flexibility Act” through the legislature, and it was signed into law late last week.