The Oneida Special School District Board of Directors finalized routine business Thursday Evening to prepare for schools opening Monday August 5th. A children’s Center Agreement, which is standard, Supplemental Assignments, Early Dismissal Days, the 2019-2020 Budget were all approved. Approval was given for letting bids on a Special Education Van, which is funded by a grant. Several policies such as Attendance of non-resident students, Minutes and Fundraising activities, were passed , which were up grades conforming with state mandates. Policies regarding separation practices for non certified employees and alcohol and drugs in the work place were approved on first reading with waiving the second reading. A report on coordinated school health revealed community organizations support in the giving of school back packs loaded with school supplies to students, totaling more than ten thousand dollars in value, and a grant of one hundred and five thousand dollars for the hiring of full time security resource personnel. The OSSD meets the 1st Thursday of each month, and is open to the public.
It’s no secret, Chronic Waste Disease (CWD) is in Tennessee and it poses a huge threat to our deer and elk populations. CWD is a highly contagious neurological disease in deer and elk that causes weight loss, abnormal behavior, and eventual death. [ Read More ]
State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced that his annual Grants Conference will be held Wednesday, September 18th, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Roane State Community College in Harriman. [ Read More ]
For the Love of Paws, Inc. is offering low cost spaying and neutering for your companion cats/kittens, dogs/puppies. Twice a month they take a van load of animals to Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville or the Humane Society in Knoxville for spaying and neutering. [ Read More ]
On July 23rd, dispatch received a call on a black Chevy that was all over the road. The caller stated he had followed the vehicle from Kentucky to Tennessee and it kept swerving in the lane of oncoming traffic. [ Read More ]
A.A. meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday evenings at First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Oneida. Please enter the Church Avenue entrance. Parking available in the lower parking lot and on Church Avenue.