Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

April 4, 2012

BOE changes mind on countywide photo services

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Board of Education approved a motion to allow each school to determine which photography company it would like to work with after learning a county-wide contract for photographic services would not lead to cost savings.

Richard Janeway, 2nd District representative, said, "I wanted to get the prices down. That's not going to happen. It's not going to save money."

Janeway moved to allow each school principal to determine which company they would want to work with. The motion was supported by Gordon Davis, 5th District representative.

The board heard from three school photography companies during a work session prior to the meeting. Those companies were LifeTouch, which had contracts with 11 of the 12 county schools last year, Interstate Studios, which had a contract with one school last year, and ProPhoto of Knoxville.

"If they get one school or ten, there's no monetary savings," said Janeway.

The photography companies offered several pricing options depending on the amount of commission each school wanted to receive from the school photos. They each offered fall, spring and senior portraits as well as photography services for sports, special events and dances. Each principal would have been tasked with determining the amount of commission that would most benefit the school while taking into account the specific demographic needs of the families they serve.

The motion to allow each school to determine its photographic services provider passed unanimously.

In other business, the following was approved:

•Disposal of surplus equipment at Homestead Elementary;

•Career and Technical Education Program application for the 2012 Carl Perkins Reserve Grant, including professional development and training for staff in distance learning technologies;

•North Cumberland Elementary application for the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant to implement "Parents Are Teachers Too" program;

•Pine View Elementary Student Government Association and Junior Beta Club to travel to Lake Winnepesaukah May 18;

•Stone Memorial High School girls basketball team to stay overnight in Murfreesboro March 6-9 during the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association's state basketball championships;

•Added Patsy Avery, Tabitha Barnwell, Tina Bolin, Olga Hernandez, Kirk Snyder and Rebecca Snyder as volunteers at Martin Elementary;

•Added Kim Potter and Barbara Ann Turner as volunteers at South Cumberland Elementary; and

•Added Donald Lee Haston as a volunteer at Cumberland County High School.

Text Only
Area News
  • haslam 3.jpg Haslam makes stop in county

    Gov. Bill Haslam stopped by Cumberland County for breakfast Tuesday morning, encouraging everyone to get out and vote during the early voting period.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blood shortage looming

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

    July 22, 2014

  • Judge ponders why stolen silver wasn't recovered

    A Crossville area man who entered into a sentencing agreement relating to the theft of silverware that was later sold to a local jewelry shop found himself with an unlikely ally — the judge.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs $89.7 million FY 2014-'15 budget

    Cumberland County's $89.7 million 2014-'15 fiscal year budget was approved during Monday evening's county commission meeting.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tennessee making strides in well-being of children

    Tennessee has made great strides in the health and well-being of children, the annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book found, rising to 36 this year. The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • 1899: Evidence points to poison in mysterious deaths

    The Nashville American reported that in January 1899, Squire Luke Stansbury, son of Rev. John Stansbury, discovered that Paris green and arsenic had been sprinkled over the hay they were feeding the cow. The evident intention was to poison the milk and, thus, poison the family. The hay was burned.

    July 22, 2014

  • Drug testing policy deferred until October

    With the start of the next school year only weeks away, the policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education decided to defer action on the extracurricular drug testing policy as implementation of changes would not occur before the 2015-’16 school year.

    July 21, 2014

  • camp nakanawa2.jpg Model recalls special rail service to Camp Nakanawa

    Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club.
    The large display is a very accurate scale model of the camp and includes a track where an HO model of the Tennessee Central Railroad delivers campers to their summer home.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Souza vows to bring public comments back for vote

    While a few public comments have been made during the last several Crossville city council meetings, the fact that some think their free speech is threatened by recent council actions has lead to discussions and letters to the editor in protest.

    July 21, 2014

  • Panel considers building code options

    The Cumberland County Environmental Committee met last Thursday evening to further discuss the status of countywide building permits and its agreement with the city of Crossville, but no action was taken.

    July 21, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014