The Sumner County Board of Education has been named the Tennessee School Boards Association’s 2020 School Board of the Year. The award was announced during TSBA’s 2020 awards ceremony on Nov. 12.
“Congratulations to the Sumner County Board of Education for being named the 2020 School Board of the Year by the Tennessee School Boards Association,” said TSBA Executive Director Tammy Grissom. “This board does an excellent job in four key areas: planning, policy, promotion and board development. They also meet the challenge of leadership in every area of board responsibility.”
The Sumner County Board of Education was recognized for its accomplishments over the past few years including their work with staff and local health experts to create a district reentry plan for this school year that provided a tiered approach to returning to school as well as an all virtual option for students which lead to Sumner County being one of the first districts in the state to reopen schools.
Other accomplishments the Board was recognized for include:
• Working with the Sumner County Commission to fund a $4,000 per year pay increase for all
• Working with the Sumner County Commission to fund the construction of a $118 million new high
school and elementary school campus.
• Working with the Sumner County Commission to fund a $73 million district wide building and
renovation program for additions/renovations to 27 schools, eliminating 70 portables.
• District ACT composite score of 21.4
• 2 Blue Ribbon Schools since 2015.
• 6 STEM Designated Schools, 10 more currently in certification process.
• $75,488,122 earned in scholarship dollars by 2019 SCS graduates.
Sumner County Board Chairman Tim Brewer said he was proud of the Board’s work over the past few years to create more opportunity for students and provide more resources to teachers.
“Our school board approaches each issue with a ‘what is best for our students?’ mentality and when you focus everything through that lens, good things are going to happen,” Brewer said.