# Sumner county schools
Sumner County Schools Prepares for Possible Snow Days
Potential for freezing rain on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. A Sumner County School Board member is advising parents to be aware that there is a possibility for school cancellations due to weather on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sumner School Board to Consider Removing Book from Libraries
Study session will include review of book facing a challenge, fate of "Ways to Make Sunshine" in board's hands. The Sumner County School Board will meet in a study session on Tuesday, January 10th at 6PM. The meeting will include a discussion of whether or not the book "Ways to Make Sunshine" should be removed from the school system's libraries.
Dollar General Makes $100,000 Donation to Sumner County Schools
Funds will provide reading resources at two Sumner elementary schools. Goodlettsville-based Dollar General Corporation made a pair of $50,000 donations to two elementary schools in Sumner County to support reading and literacy programs. The donations were awarded to Benny Bills Elementary School in Gallatin and J.W. Wiseman Elementary School in Portland.
Sumner County Commissioner Opposes "Filth" in Schools
22nd District Commissioner Shoaf highlights work of County Commission. In a week filled with controversy between the Sumner County Commission and Sumner County School Board over what books are appropriate in school libraries, 22nd District Commissioner Matt Shoaf issued a statement via social media making it clear he opposes what he deems "filth" in Sumner County Schools.
Sumner School Board Votes to Keep Controversial Book in School Libraries
Board action defies request of Sumner County Commission. The Sumner County School Board last night voted in favor of keeping "A Place Inside of Me" on the bookshelves in the school system's library. The move comes following a complaint that the book violates a new state law around objectionable content. Seven members (out of 11) voted in favor of keeping the book.
County Commission Says Library Books Violate State Law
Commission passes resolution urging removal of books ahead of School Board vote. The Sumner County Commission passed a resolution at its meeting last night (11/14/22) that states that two books currently circulating in libraries in Sumner County Schools violate state law and should be removed from all libraries in the county. The move comes as the Sumner County School Board is prepared to hold a hearing on the books at a meeting this week.
Sumner County Schools Announces Free Teacher Certification Program
Residents with a bachelor's degree are eligible for free certification in certain fields. Officials with Sumner County Schools have announced that area residents who possess a bachelor's degree could be eligible for a free master's degree and teacher certification. The program is offered as a way to address a growing shortage of qualified teacher candidates. It is a part of the State of Tennessee's "Grow Your Own" initiative, designed to allow local school districts flexibility in identifying and certifying teacher candidates.