Friday, September 27, 2013
Sullivan Co. Leaders Upset with Low Attendance at Education Meeting
Sullivan County leaders are disappointed, but say they’re not giving up. Mayor Steve Godsey sent a letter to school officials and elected leaders in Bristol and Kingsport calling for a collaborative effort to improve schools in the county. In a meeting last night, education leaders hoped to research and brainstorm about annexation issues, enrollment, school facilities and county demographic trends. An absence from Bristol and Kingsport’s superintendents as well as no representation from either city’s elected officials left a sour taste in the mouths of some parents and Sullivan County officials. They plan to hold another fact finding meeting next month.