|Published: 9:52 AM, 02/04/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TOMMY MILLSAPS, Editor
JESSICA CROSS, Staff Writer
Providing a safe and productive
learning environment gets complicated for the two local school
systems when the weather turns sour.
It becomes no easy task to get 7,000
students, the buses and parents that transport them and hundreds of
school employees to and from school. Then add to the mix East
Tennessee's variable weather--70 degrees, flooding and tornado
warnings one day to snow the next day. To make things more
challenging, Monroe County is one of the largest counties in the
state with curvy roads, rivers and creeks and varying terrain with
perhaps snow on one hilltop and nothing in the valley.
The goal for the county's top school
officials is simple: The safety of every student, school staff and
everyone involved in getting children to school, Monroe County
Director of Schools Mike Lowry and Sweetwater City Director of
Schools Dr. Melanie Miller say.
See full story in the Sunday, Feb. 3, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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