School board eases back to work
The Marshall County Board of Education, like the rest of the school system, eased back into work after the winter break with a light agenda Monday night.
Director of Schools Jacob Sorrells saluted maintenance and bus transportation for being hardworking and proactive during the recent harsh weather.
"I just want to tell them good job. They allowed us to have two days of school last week, and I really appreciate it," he said.
Several area school districts, Maury and Lincoln Counties included, were forced to delay their return from the break due to the cold weather.
Kevin Turner, representing the system's roofing contractor, updated the board on the progress of roofing repairs.
"All together, we are at 65 percent roughly," he said, between the four locations that are under repair.
Turner explained that the workers are unable to work due to the recent inclement weather, slowing progress.
Monday also saw the release of the first round of Work-Based Learning Grant recipients by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
Marshall County Schools was one of 29 districts selected for the grant program.
Overall, TNECD awarded over $710,000 to help out with work-based learning programs, designed to help students with career awareness by providing skills and experiences while developing job skills.
Marshall County was awarded $20,000.
"We're going to use it to buy a van to assist with our Work-Based Learning program," said Spot Lowe Principal Lyn Stacey. "Primarily, we needed it to transport our nursing students to the nursing home."