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Crossville Police are investigating the theft of a red, 16 foot, tandem axle, utility trailer from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology spec house on the corner of Miller Avenue and 10th Street. The trailer was stolen between April 17th and April 20th. At the time of the theft, the trailer was loaded with scrap wood and cardboard boxes. There are no suspects at this time. Loss was estimated at $3,500.
Stone Memorial High School Mock DUI will be held Friday, April 24, at approximately 9:50 am. in the parking lot of SMHS. The drill is a joint effort conducted by the Cumberland County Health Dept., Crossville Police and Fire Dept. Cumberland County EMS, and other agencies. The mock DUI is a “simulation” of an actual accident where students have been to the prom, the driver of one of the vehicles is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and a crash occurs with injuries and fatalities. All emergency vehicles and personnel will be treating the scene like a real accident. SMHS juniors and seniors will view the drill and participate in the prom promise pledge that will be presented by the Cumberland County TAD center after the drill.
The Cumberland County Board of Education spoke at length regarding the Martin Elementary School Zoning Options during Thursday’s meeting. The Board has decided to address the issue after the TCAP tests so students can focus on their studies instead of worrying about the possibility of changing to a new school. A BOE Work Session to address zoning and overcrowding has been scheduled for May 18th at 6 p.m. at Central Services.
The Cumberland County Board of Education voted down a proposal to discuss privatizing the school system’s Custodial Services at Thursday night’s BOE meeting. Representatives with GCA Industry, which provides custodial services for 41 school systems in Tennessee, presented the Board with a preliminary plan that claimed it could save the school system in excess of $500,000. Many Board Members said they are very satisfied with the current custodians and maintenance of the county’s school buildings. And even though GCA assured that current custodians would be hired by them at the recommendation of the School System, there were concerns that the custodians may lose their jobs. The main issue Board Members had with a privatized custodial company is that current custodians would no longer be covered by the State Retirement plan. A motion to have GCA meet with the county’s custodians failed on a 5 to 3 vote. Cumberland County will not be making changes to Custodial Services at this time.
The Cumberland County Board of Education passed a motion to approve a systemwide Athletic Director proposal on a 6 to 2 vote during Thursday’s meeting. The Athletic Director would oversee both elementary and high school athletic issues requiring district level involvement. The proposed Athletic Director supplement is $18,500.