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Early Voting starts tomorrow


Early voting for the March 3rd primary starts tomorrow and continues through February 25th.

  • Locations & Hours
  • Sample Ballot
  • Other Voter information on the election commission website.
  • 2020 Insurance meeting recording and slides


    If you were unable to attend any of Human Resources’ informational sessions about the 2020 insurance plan, they have shared the slides and a recording of the information on their website:  Slides   Video 

    The contract information for Blount County Human Resources if you have questions about insurance is here.

    The Employee Health Fair is Thursday,  October 17th, 3-6 p.m. at First Baptist Maryville.

    2020 Insurance


    Below is some information that may help you compare the 2020 insurance plans before open enrollment begins October 14th. For teachers, local plans have to be about equal to or better than the state’s insurance plan.  The county’s insurance vendor believes the 2020 plan will meet that requirement. 

    New Teacher Retreat Registration Open


    Registration for the TEA New Teacher Retreat is now open. It will be held at Natchez Trace State Park Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17th The cost is $75 for members and $250 for non-members. TEA will reimburse the cost for a half-day substitute for members who work more than 75 miles from Natchez Trace State Park. The registration link is .

    Health Insurance


    Here’s what the Human Resources committee for the County Commission adopted. It will be on the next commission agenda:

    Proposed 2020 Insurance plan

    National Board Facilitator PD Opportunity


    Teachers are constantly looking for new ways to improve their practice and expand their professional skills. One of the ways to grow as a professional is through the National Board Certification process. Since it is such a rigorous process, it is important to have strong National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to support candidates.

    The Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) are pleased to offer Candidate Facilitator training for current NBCTs on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the training will conclude at 3 p.m.

    The training will provide participants with the following:

    o   Fundamentals of candidate support, the roles and responsibilities of Candidate Facilitators, and the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching.

    o   How to interpret and apply NBPTS guidelines that ensure ethical candidate support.

    o   The processes used for scoring portfolio entries and assessment center exercises.

    o   How to review portfolio entries and provide meaningful and ethical feedback to candidates.

    Upon completing the training, the NBCTs will be designated state-certified Candidate Facilitators. In addition, Candidate Facilitators are eligible for $25/hour for up to 30 hours of candidate facilitation work each academic year.

    An application for the training is attached. The application should be completed and returned to Deborah Bonner at on or before Friday, August 2, 2019. It can also be mailed to:

    Deborah Bonner, Associate

    Instructional Advocacy

    Tennessee Education Association

    801 Second Avenue North

    Nashville, TN 37201

    The application is also available online at the following link:

    Test Security Webinar March 5


    7 pm. Members can email Deborah Bonner to register.

    School Board approved 2019-2022 MOU


    Tonight the school board unanimously approved the 2019-2022 MOU, which includes a base increase for the next two years. It also extends the longevity step and other working conditions language through 2022.

    Thank you to the school board members, and those on the collaborative conferencing committee.

    Spring Symposium Call for Presenters – Dec 3


    Interested in presenting at the TEA Spring Symposium April 5-6?


    This Symposium attracts 300 educators each year and is an excellent opportunity to attend quality professional development sessions, enjoy keynote speakers, and spend time with fellow educators from across the state. It is an unparalleled opportunity to hone skills that impact today’s educators and students.

    For more information or to submit your proposal, visit


    Early Voting Oct. 17-Nov. 1


    educators you get what you vote for

    Sample Ballot
    Candidate Information

    Locations & Hours:
    Blount County Election Commission
    Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    383 Court Street
    Maryville, TN 37804

    Blount County Public Library
    Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Dorothy Herron Room B (Computer Lab)
    508 North Cusick Street
    Maryville, TN 37804

    Everett Gym
    Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    318 South Everett High Road
    Maryville, TN 37804

    Pellissippi Campus
    Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Room 164
    2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
    Friendsville, TN 37737

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