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McKENZIE (March 3) — Three McKenzie teachers indicate they are retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. During the 7 a.m. meeting of the McKenzie School Board, Lynn Watkins, director …
McKENZIE (March 3) — Three McKenzie teachers indicate they are retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. During the 7 a.m. meeting of the McKenzie School Board, Lynn Watkins, director of schools, announced Marcia Webb, Leigh Ann Coleman and Anna Holland submitted documents to retire. Webb is a teacher of intervention and Coleman is a teacher of second grade at McKenzie Elementary School. Holland teaches math classes at McKenzie High School.
Enrollment at McKenzie Special School District stands at 1,194, down 37 from the state funding level established at the beginning of the school year.
Competitive bids were sent to four companies to provide housekeeping services at the three school sites. Watkins said sealed bids are to be opened April 23 for review. He said he is happy with the current contractor and its staff. Watkins said he advised contractors their pricing must be lower -more than just a few dollars and hire the current staff with equal or better pay to earn the contract.
Watkins also noted three seats on the school board are up for election in August. Office holders whose terms are expiring are Jan Latimer, John Austin and Lance Rider, the latter announced he is not seeking re-election.
In other business, the board approved seven board policies as mandated by the state or suggested by the Tennessee School Boards Association.