BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board Thursday will take into account a everlasting contract for interim Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski and presumably resolve to promote some former school properties.
It additionally will elect or re-elect a md and vice chairman for the subsequent 12 months on the assembly beginning at 6:30 p.m., following a 4:30 work session.
In addition, the seven- member Board of Education will vote on Change Order No. 11 for West Ridge High School, take into account a decision for a visitors research for Sullivan East High School/Middle School and take into account a 2022-23 school calendar.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
The chairman and vice chairman election is by Tennessee legislation the primary agenda merchandise. Randall Jones of Indian Springs is the present chairman, whereas Matthew Spivey of Kingsport is the vice chairman. Jones mentioned the restrict on serving as chairman is 4 instances, and he’s ending up his first one-year time period.
No info was accessible for the director’s contract or change order as of Tuesday. However, Jones mentioned the contract would rely upon the desires of the board and Rafalowski and the change order was a collection of issues wanted to start wrapping up West Ridge, which opened Aug. 9.
“She has an interim contract. We said we would review it this fall,” Jones mentioned, including that the vote might be for a four-year contract. “That probably will be decided Thursday night.”
Former Director Rafaloski agreed to change into an interim director earlier than the June retirement of David Cox after two years as director. Rafalowski, who has greater than 40 years with the school system, was a director for 4 years earlier than retiring in 2019, though she returned as a guide for West Ridge and Sullivan East Middle.
• The board is also to take into account a decision asking for a state visitors research, requested by East High Principal Andy Hare, for a potential visitors mild or different enhancements to Weaver Pike.
BOE member Mary Rouse of the Bristol space, as soon as principal at East, mentioned a state visitors research rejected a visitors mild on the school about 20 years in the past however that she believes it was wanted then and is extra wanted now.
• The board is also to obtain a report from Chris Laisure in regards to the Bluff City Impact Center, a neighborhood middle of kinds that the Piney Flats businessman put within the former Bluff City Middle School after shopping for that property when it was declared surplus.
He has expressed curiosity, together with others, to purchase the previous Blountville Middle/Elementary property for the same goal.
• School board lawyer Pat Hull is to give an replace on varied unused school properties, together with the lone sealed bid of $2,001 for the two.6-acre Paperville School website off Old Jonesboro Road in Bristol, in addition to the previous Colonial Heights Middle and Blountville faculties.
Colonial Heights has drawn curiosity from Tri-Cities Christian Academy as an elementary school, Kingsport City Schools as an elementary and native businessman Allyn Hood as a sports activities/neighborhood middle.
Hull and Jones mentioned the board may select to declare the Blountville and Colonial Heights properties surplus and start the method of receiving bids.
He mentioned Blountville appears to be owned partly by the school system and partly by the county, with a portion of the elementary website having no deed with the identify of both entity. However, he mentioned that portion can be the county’s and/or school system’s by means of antagonistic possession.
“It (Blountville) could be an action item,” Jones mentioned. “And several people and organizations are interested in Colonial Heights.”
• Hull is also to report on the school system’s buy of the greater than 8-acre Bishop property throughout from West Ridge on Lynn Road, land that could be used sometime for an entry street for the school connecting it to state Route 357 close to Second Harvest Food Bank within the outdated Sam’s Wholesale Club constructing.