From left to right are Jellico Blue Devils Seth Brandenburg, Blake Shelby, Dre Webb, Isaac McNealy, John Zecchini, Carson Bolton, Raymond Jeffers, Hunter Baird, Carter Terry, Trey Vann and Bryson Ruth.
LaFollette Owls (left to right) McKinley Robbins, Dawson Warren, Coach Jody Hatmaker, Ethan Hess, Kaden Suttles, Hunter Dotson, Gabe Sanders, Hunter Walker, Jake Hatmaker, Ethan Dorton, Jaden Wright and Coach Ken Weaver. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

By Linda Thurston

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Students were the focus of Campbell County School Board’s meeting Tuesday night.

Members and coaches of the Jellico High School boys’ basketball team were honored for their District 2-1A Championship (a back-to-back accomplishment) and members and coaches of the LaFollette Middle School boys’ basketball team were honored for their District 2 Championship.

Gary Lubrat and Kelli Jo Wright with the International Student Exchange Program thanked the community for its support for the exchange program and honored former Campbell County Principal Jamie Wheeler with the ISEP Gold Standard Honor for her work with the exchange program.

Three budget amendments were approved unanimously, one involving moving $1.5 million into the capital outlay funds for Jacksboro Elementary School expansion, Jacksboro Middle School gymnasium bleachers, Jellico High School auditorium lighting and sound, painting LaFollette Middle School, Valley View restroom renovations, White Oak gymnasium bleachers, painting of Wynn, outside basketball goals at Caryville Elementary, Elk Valley air conditioning, Jellico Elementary air conditioning, and other unspecified projects.

Funds were shifted to allow for the Caryville and LaFollette Elementary roofing projects, and the Jellico High School welding area.

An agenda item to approve tenure for seven teachers was tabled until the April meeting due to an eligiblity question, according to Board Member Lisa Fields, who made the motion.

The board also approved a Jellico High School field trip to University of the Cumberlands on March 28, and the sale of dilapidated items.

The next meeting for the board of education is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11 at 6p.m. at the courthouse in Jacksboro. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/15/2023-6AM)