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Cumberland County played District games at Rhea County High School Friday night and posted a pair of wins. The Lady Jets improved to 7 and 0 in District play with a 77-39 victory and the Jets scored the first 15 points of the game and went on to beat the Eagles 65-51.
Stone Memorial traveled to Sparta for District games and the home teams posted a pair of wins. The Warriorettes got past the Lady Panthers 75-65 and the Warriors downed the Panthers 90-45.
Cumberland County is back in action Saturday night playing host to Warren County for their homecoming games. The Lady Jets game with the Lady Pioneers begins at 6:00 and live coverage will air on 102.5 WOW Country. Stone Memorial returns to action Tuesday with a road trip to Bradley Central.
The Cumberland County Board of Education will be holding interviews for the 6 local candidates for Superintendent on Saturday January 30th. The 6 candidates are, in the order in which they will be interviewed, Michelle England, Janet Graham, Chris King, Scott Maddox, Dan Schlafer, and Darrel Threet. Each candidate will be allotted 45 minutes to make his or her opening statements, answer questions by the Board, and if time allows, make a closing statement. The board has decided that each member but two will ask each candidate two questions apiece. A special-called meeting will take place directly after the interviews at which the board will discuss and vote on candidates. If no decision is reached, they will move on to interviewing the 22 non-local candidates. The interviewing process and meeting called thereafter are open to the public.
The Cumberland County School system is currently working on the calendar for the next school year. Voting is now open on which approach the school system will take concerning the format of the calendar. There are 3 options to choose from. Option 1 is similar to this year’s calendar, Option 2 would be a transition to a year-round schedule, and Option 3 is nearly identical to this year’s calendar. At Thursday night's Board of Education meeting, Ms. Christie Thompson presented this information, adding that of the nearly 700 people who had voted as of then, it seems like Option 2 was being favored. The Calendar Committee asks the community to please visit Cumberland County Schools’ website and vote on which calendar option you feel would be most beneficial to our students.
Last week a proposal to provide state vouchers for parents to send their children to private schools in TN cleared a the House Finance Subcommittee. At Thursday night’s board of education meeting, PTOA Representative Rolf Weeks and 1st District Boardmember Jeff Freitag expressed concern about the passing of the voucher proposal. Both relayed that the passing of that proposal would be detrimental, and asked citizens to be sure to contact their representatives in order to express their disagreement with it as well.
At Thursday night’s Cumberland County Board of Education Meeting, the Charitable Fund allocated donations to each elementary school in an amount totaling $4500. The funds were given to a specific extracurricular activity at the elementary schools, at $500 per school. The programs at each school receiving the monies are as follows: Pine View Archery Club, Martin Elementary Junior Beta Club, Brown Elementary FCCLA, Crab orchard Archery Club, Homestead Junior League Cross Country, the Stone Elementary Visual Arts class, South Elementary Band, North Elementary NCEE Choir, and Pleasant Hill’s funds were split with $235 going to the Year Book and $265 to the Archery Club.