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In news today…
Rebounding from a COVID-19 exposure that locked down its lobby 2½ weeks ago, the Bradley County Trustee’s Office will reopen to the public today.
When longtime trustee Mike Smith unlocks the front door at 8:30 a.m., it will mark the first chance for local taxpayers to get face-to-face service since Nov. 10. The reopening also signals the jumpstart of tax-assistance programs like tax relief, tax freeze and the partial payment plan, all of which require in-person registration.
Visitors will be required to wear a face mask or facial covering as well as abide by the six-foot social-distancing rule.
Also in news today…
Due to a continued significant number of positive cases of COVID-19, McMinn County Schools will proceed with the following schedule effective today: The following schools will receive at-home virtual learning or paper packets until further notice: McMinn Central High, McMinn County High, Calhoun Elementary, and E.K. Baker Elementary schools. The following schools will return to their school buildings and resume regular schedule: Englewood Elementary, Mt. View Elementary, Niota Elementary, Riceville Elementary, and Rogers Creek Elementary schools. Buses will run normal routes for these schools which are still in session.
In news today…
CSCC President, Dr. Bill Seymour has been selected to contribute to a national study focused on rural community colleges and the populations they serve. Seymour is one of 26 higher education leaders from across the US to engage in a Rural Community College Leader Learning Community about issues and challenges faced by rural, underserved populations.
The study is funded by the Ascendium Foundation and coordinated by the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement. The learning community will hold a series of 8-9 convenings over the coming year. They intend to produce a series of briefs on key topics intended to enhance the awareness of community college leaders, state officials, and all higher education stakeholders about practices that will encourage greater enrollment at rural community colleges and enhance student success and completion rates.