Sullivan school board to honor former members Greene and Wells

Rick Wagner • Updated Sep 28, 2018 at 12:55 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Board of Education will held a reception honoring former board members Dan Wells of Kingsport and Jerry Greene of Bristol before Tuesday’s regular school board meeting.

The long-serving members, with a combined 45 years of service on local school boards including 36 for Sullivan, will be honored during a 6 p.m. reception in the first-floor meeting room of the health and education building, 154 Blountville Bypass. Greene did not seek re-election after 24 years on the county board and nine year before that on the Bristol, Tenn, board, while Wells served 12 years, three four-year terms, before losing his re-election bid in the August general election.

The regular board agenda, to begin at 6:30 p.m.,includes voting to approve the creation of a construction manager for the new West Ridge High School, to open in the fall of 2020, and adoption of various policy revisions. The temporary position would be a contract one, meaning it would not have no health insurance or retirement benefits, and the person hired is to report to Maintenance and Facility Supervisor Charlie Hubbard, who is the project manager for West Ridge and the Sullivan East Middle school project, the later of which is to open in the fall of 2019. Hubbard is also construction manager for the middle school.

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