THANK YOU!

I am very humbled by the outpouring of support that continued through my fist term and into the campaign for a second term.

As the world changes, we must remain steadfast in our resolve to support students in our public schools and to reject attempts to divert our public tax dollars to private institutions. As always, I will continue working to keep our public tax dollars for our public schools.

The campaign links have been removed and blog posts will resume today.

Please reach out any time with comments or concerns.

Jennifer

Letter to my Neighbors 2020

Dear Neighbor Letter 2020

Campaign Kickoff 2020!

Please join the Owen4Schools Team

for a

Campaign Kick-off Reception/Meet & Greet

this Saturday afternoon, January 11th

from 2-4pm

at the

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Questions on Release Time Policy III - Draft Policy for Dec 4

The following is the draft “Released Time” policy, with questions interspersed. The policy language is in black text and the questions are in blue text. I will post answers in green text as soon as they are given.

* A new version of this policy was sent

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Questions on a Released Time Policy II - Teacher Perspective

There have been many questions regarding a potential policy for KCS to allow “released time for religious moral instruction.” This is part II in a series of posts to consider those questions.

 

What are teachers saying about the possibility of the Knox County Board of Education adopting a “released time” policy?

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Questions on Released Time Policy

There have been many questions regarding a potential policy for KCS to allow “released time for religious moral instruction.” Some of those questions will be covered in this and subsequent posts. If you have other questions, please post them in the comments or email your Knox County Board of Education members.

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Knox County BOE Considers Release Time

There is some confusion regarding the Knox County Board of Education’s consideration of a “Released Time” policy.

This is a policy discussion – NOT a discussion regarding the merits of a program. Once the policy is in place, ANY program can take time from instruction at ANY Knox County school. The Board of Education cannot

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TVA Tower Doesn't Meet District Needs

There are a lot of high-powered people working very hard to convince the public that moving the Knox County Schools Administrative Offices and the Board of Education into the TVA East Tower is a great deal. It seems that they believe convincing the public will, in turn, pressure the Board of Education to accept this

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TVA Tower and REAL ID

Putting Knox County Schools in the TVA Towers will limit public access.

*REAL ID is only one of many concerns regarding placing our public schools’ administrative offices in a federal building. Please see my other posts on the TVA Tower to get a sense of the magnitude of problems with this deal.

 

WHAT IS

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Follow the Money Map 4.29.19

I am still calling it a “draft,” but I don’t know where else I could stick anything! The latest Money Map is here!

If the PDF versions below are too small, you might try the link to the full map I uploaded to xmind: http://www.xmind.net/m/BSp9

Money Map 4-29-29