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Juvenile Charged with Vandalism
Jay Walker Friday September 15, 2017

McMinnville police say an 11 year old boy has been charged with vandalizing buildings and vehicles with spray paint last month.
He is accused of painting graffiti on the Warren County Administrative Building, Warren Academy and the Probation Office building.
Police say others could be charged as the investigation continues.


Student Data Must Be Given to Charter Schools
AP Friday September 15, 2017

A legal opinion by the Tennessee attorney general says school districts must give a variety of student data to approved charter schools and their operators.
In the opinion Wednesday, Attorney General Herbert Slatery writes that school districts with policies that ban releasing the information can only do so temporarily.
It says districts must first give parents a chance to opt out and then amend their policies to release the information, which ranges from students' contact information to their participation in sports and activities.
The opinion requested by state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen comes after Nashville and Shelby County, which includes Memphis, have recently refused to release the information to charter schools operators.
Charters use the data for recruitment and marketing purposes but may not share the information with outside parties.


High School Graduation Rate Sets New High Mark
AP Friday September 15, 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee has set a new high mark for its high school graduation rate.
A news release from the governor's office Thursday says the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent has set a record. The rates increased in about 56 percent of districts with high schools.
The release says the rate is up by more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it has increased 3.6 percentage points since the 2010-11 school year.
The administration says 13 districts increased their graduation rates by 5 percentage points or more. Lake County experienced the biggest improvement with a 23.1 percentage-point jump.
The release says the group of students who are black, Hispanic or Native American increased its graduation rate by 0.4 percentage points to 83 percent.


Pioneer Football
Jay Walker Friday September 15, 2017

The Warren County Pioneers head down the road to Manchester Friday night to take on the Coffee County Red Raiders in region football action.
Kickoff is at 7pm. The game will be broadcast live on 1230 WAKI.


Friday Fair
Jay Walker Friday September 15, 2017

Schools in Warren County are closed Friday for School Day activities. Numerous activities are planned throughout the day. The highlight of the evening will be the Karaoke Show at 6:30 at the grandstand and the Beef Show at 6.


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