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Estes and Young named chair and vice chair of RC School Board
Estes and Young named chair and vice chair of RC School Board

The Rutherford County Board of Education has a new chairman and vice chairman, along with two new elected members after the departure of two members with a combined 20 years of service.

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Jordan Reflects on Years as School Board Chairman
Jordan Reflects on Years as School Board Chairman

The Rutherford County School Board will soon elect a new chairman. Current Chairman Jeff Jordan, who decided not to seek a third year leading the board, reflects on highlights of the last two years.

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City and County School Board Races
City and County School Board Races

There were several seats on both the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School Boards up for grabs in Thursday's general election.

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TNReady Testing Delayed in Rutherford County for Second Day
TNReady Testing Delayed in Rutherford County for Second Day

TNReady testing continues to hit bumps in the road. This after numerous school districts statewide - including Rutherford County - reported problems on the first day of testing. Problems persisted Tuesday with what the Tennessee Department of Education called a "deliberate attack".

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Contract for New RuCo Director of Schools Discussed
Contract for New RuCo Director of Schools Discussed

The contract for the man the Rutherford County School Board tapped to become the next director of schools will be up for discussion at a special called meeting this week.

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Search for Next RuCo Director of Schools Underway
Search for Next RuCo Director of Schools Underway

The search is underway for the next Rutherford County Director of Schools. Current Director Don Odom announced his retirement earlier this month.

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Blair Won't Seek Re-Election to Rutherford Co. School Board
Blair Won't Seek Re-Election to Rutherford Co. School Board

Rutherford County School Board Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair will not seek re-election in 2018.

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Funding for a new high school in Rockvale passes, along with school budget
Funding for a new high school in Rockvale passes, along with school budget

The Rutherford County School budget for the 2017-2018 year has been approved by the Rutherford County Commission. With that comes the needed funding for a new high school.

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NEWSMAKERS: Jeff Jordan, Rutherford Co. School Board Chairman
NEWSMAKERS: Jeff Jordan, Rutherford Co. School Board Chairman

Rutherford County School Board Chairman Jeff Jordan talks about a new middle school opening and dealing with exploding growth on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Rockvale High School Mascot and Colors Unveiled
Rockvale High School Mascot and Colors Unveiled

The planned Rockvale High School has a mascot and colors. And it will be familiar to long time residents.

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Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board
Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board

Incumbent Jeff Jordan has won election to the Rutherford County School Board, after being appointed to the position two years ago.

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RuCo School Board to Discuss Booster Club Policies
RuCo School Board to Discuss Booster Club Policies

The Rutherford County School Board is having a Monday work session and Tuesday board meeting this week and some of the discussion will concern policies for booster clubs.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Thursday
League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Thursday

The League of Women Voters will conduct a candidate forum this week for those running for General Sessions Judge Part Four and County School Board Zone 6.

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Dr. David Sevier Seeks County School Board Seat
Dr. David Sevier Seeks County School Board Seat

Murfreesboro resident David Sevier announced that he is seeking a seat on the Rutherford County Board of Education in the County Primary election on August 4, 2016.

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RuCo Subs Get Pay Raise
RuCo Subs Get Pay Raise

The Rutherford County School Board approved a measure to increase pay for most substitute teachers by five-dollars.

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Odom Receives Extension from RuCo School Board
Odom Receives Extension from RuCo School Board

Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom was unanimously given a one-year contract extension by the school board at their Thursday meeting.

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Jordan Takes Oath; Newest School Board Member
Jordan Takes Oath; Newest School Board Member

Former Rutherford County Commissioner Jeff Jordan was sworn in as the newest member of the Rutherford County School Board. The oath of office was administered by Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport just before her 9am docket on Monday.

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Jeff Jordan to fill vacant seat on the Rutherford County School Board
Jeff Jordan to fill vacant seat on the Rutherford County School Board

By an overwhelming vote, the Rutherford County Commission tabbed former Commissioner Jeff Jordan to fill a vacant seat on the County School Board on Thursday night.

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Rutherford County School Board Results
Rutherford County School Board Results

Some very tight races for Rutherford County School Board. One race, between three candidates, was decided by just 57 votes.

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Jernigan Returns to RuCo School Board
Jernigan Returns to RuCo School Board

A past Rutherford County School Board member will once again serve the board, on an interim basis. Donald Jernigan was approved by the county leaders to fill the seat he once held in zone three.

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School Board Member Helen Blankenship Died Wednesday Night
School Board Member Helen Blankenship Died Wednesday Night

Rutherford County School Board member Helen Blankenship passed away Wednesday evening at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. 

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RuCo School Board Member Hospitalized
RuCo School Board Member Hospitalized

A member of the Rutherford County School Board is in the hospital, in critical condition. Helen Blankenship was rushed to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Friday after passing out that morning in her home. 

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Professional Educators of Tennessee Causing a STINK in Rutherford County OR Helping a Cause in Rutherford County? You Decide.
Therefore we cannot understand why ALL educators should be compelled into a complaint or possible lawsuit against the citizens of Rutherford County or the Rutherford County Board of Education.
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School Vouchers: A Solution for a Problem Rutherford County Doesn't Have
Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, along with Representatives Mike Sparks, Dawn White, and Joe Carr took part in a forum, hosted by the Rutherford and Murfreesboro education associations held at Cason Lane Academy on Thursday night, to address, among other topics, school vouchers, which Gov. Bill Haslam has recently announced supporting.  Turns out, they tend to disagree...
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