The Hopkins County School Board plans to tear down its new Career and Technology Center and start again at a new site because of compounding foundation problems. Work on the tech center stopped last year after officials discovered the foundation was sinking. The site is on top on of a reclaimed strip mine. Previously, the school district hoped mircopiles would stabilize the building.
A school voucher task force has submitted its recommendations to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam appointed the nine-member task force to study how to start a school voucher program a year ago. The group includes lawmakers and representatives from both private and public schools.
The Kentucky Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling soon on whether public school administrators should give the Miranda warning to students when they question them with a resource officer present.
Stewart County, Tenn., Schools transportation director Eric Watkins says the county's schools are closed through Friday because a large number of students are out sick. Watkins says 12 percent of students district-wide have reported illness this week, ranging from flu to stomach virus and strep throat.