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Director of WCS addresses board on Greenfield School threat

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter Director of Weakley County Schools, Randy Frazier, addressed the incident that happened Thursday, April 6 at Greenfield Schools by stating that Greenfield Chief of Police Danny Smith received a call that there was a student on site with a gun. Law enforcement was immediately notified, and the Weakley…

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Community Concerns with Shannon

Our next question comes from Sabrina Bates from Martin. Sabrina asked, “Why isn’t there a time set aside at school board meetings for parents?” Sabrina said that she covers school board meetings in Carroll County too and that they don’t have a spot on their agenda for parents to ask questions either. I reached out…

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Four candidates applied for Weakley County Schools Superintendent position

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter The Weakley County School board announced that four candidates have applied for the superintendent position. The current Director, Randy Frazier, will be retiring in June of this year after serving for 14 years as Director and 37 in the school system. School Board Chairman Steve Vantrease named the…

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School board hires consultant for Director search

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter The Weakley County School Board held a special-called meeting and voted 5-3 with four absent to hire Wayne Qualls as a consultant for the Director of Weakley County Schools (WCS) search. The price to hire Qualls was $5,000 not to exceed $7,000.   Qualls said this is his…

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Search for Weakley County School director approved

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter The Director search plan was approved after much discussion and the search for a director to replace the current Director of Weakley County Schools Randy Frazier, moves forward. The application for the director had some changes and some questions were removed, and those questions removed plan to be…

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Graffiti prompts investigation at Dresden High School

story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter A mother took to Facebook to express her frustration regarding graffiti found on a bathroom stall at Dresden High School by her son, whose name was listed. The graffiti, a “kill list” was written on a bathroom stall with racial slurs and a list of student names.  The…

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Director of Weakley County Schools, Randy Frazier, announces retirement

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter Director of Weakley County Schools, Randy Frazier, announced his retirement during the Jan. 5 school board meeting. Frazier will retire at the end of the 2022/23 school year after serving 37 years with the school system. “I’ve enjoyed it and it’s been a pleasure.” Frazier said that he…

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Weakley County School Board approves reopening plan

By Amanda Mansfield, Press Reporter The Weakley County School Board met Thursday night and unanimously approved a reopening plan that recommends social distancing and encourages mask wearing. While these measures cannot be enforced at this time, Director of Schools Randy Frazier is hopeful that reopening will go smoothly. “We feel it’s important to continue with…

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Special Called Board Meeting Sees Approval of Countywide School Raises

By Karen Campbell Special to the Press An increase in local sales tax revenue translates into raises for all certified and non-certified Weakley County Schools employees in a nearly $42 million budget approved by the School Board Monday night. The proposed budget will next go to the County Commissioners for their review and approval of…

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Arts workshop to offer timely help

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press The return to classrooms in the fall may have a radically different look and feel as schools address potential gaps in learning and follow safety measures for coping with the ongoing threat of COVID-19. While the specifics of what that return may look like are still being discussed,…

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