©2014 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Newport policeman Travis Gorrell, left, talks with Newport City Board of Education
Chair Mickey Powers at Monday’s school board meeting at NGS.
|Published: 7:55 AM, 02/11/2014
||Last updated: 7:56 AM, 02/11/2014
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Members of the Newport City Board of Education
agreed Monday to reconsider an earlier decision regarding the cost of tuition
for children whose parents are employed by the City of Newport.
Newport Policeman Travis Gorrell again approached the board
regarding the matter.
During the board’s November 2013 meeting, Gorrell had sought
relief from the $300 per student tuition charged by the board for students
living outside Newport’s city limits, pointing out that children of Newport
Grammar teachers were not charged tuition, even if their parents live outside
Cocke County and Newport’s city limits.
The board, which did not meet in December, voted at their
brief January meeting to drop tuition charges for children whose parents are
employed by the City of Newport and whose paychecks are issued by the city to
50 percent of the $300 fee.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE.
Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting
your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.