Board Reviews Director Of Schools Contract

The Overton County Board of Education (OCBOE) met in their October session last Tuesday and reviewed the contract of the Director of Schools.

Newly seated board members Mitchell Stonecipher and Wayne Taylor requested in last month’s meeting for Dr. Mark Winningham’s contract to be reviewed, and upon review it was revealed that the school system is underperforming academically.

According to Chairman Jarman Hicks, Winningham’s contract, this school year is considered a probationary period to increase the overall score.

“Right now, we are not maintaining that,” Hicks said. “So, at the point of two consecutive years there would be a probationary period—a one-year probationary period. Failure to raise those scores may result in unilateral terminating the contract of employment for cause.”

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