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Autumn Hughes reports: Bradley County Schools is planning to give bonuses to teachers, disbursing more than a half-million dollars from the school system’s fund balance.
The Bradley County Commission’s Finance Committee discussed the $550,042 budget amendment last week, approving a recommendation to the full commission, which approved it, too.
During the Finance Committee meeting, Chairman Milan Blake asked BCS Finance Director Susan Willcutt when the bonuses would be disbursed.
Willcutt said school officials are hoping to put bonuses in December paychecks.
There will be more information on the amounts of the bonuses, and other details at the Bradley County Board of Education meeting Thursday night. You can watch the meeting LIVE at mixtv.tv.
The trillion-dollar infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would bring to Tennessee $5.8 billion to improve highways and $302 million for bridge replacement over a five-year period officials.
Based on the funding formula alone, the state of Tennessee would also expect to receive:
- 630 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
- A minimum of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 402,000 Tennesseeans who currently lack it.
- 2,009,000 or 30% of people in Tennessee will also be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
- $697 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.
- $300 million over five years to improve Tennessee’s airports.
- Millions of dollars to prevent wildfires, improve cybersecurity, and develop an EV charging network
A McMinn County Jury convicted former pastor Willie Percy Green of 3 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and a count of attempted sexual battery by an authority figure.
Sentencing is set for January 4, 2022.
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Braeden Wiggins is the 2021 Volley For A Cure scholarship winner from the Maryellen Locher Breast Cancer Foundation. Braeden and his parents, Candy and Todd Wiggins, were honored at the Lee University Volley For A Cure volleyball match Friday night, The scholarship is awarded to a child who has had a parent that has been diagnosed with breast cancer.