Lee extends school closures; CCS gets a shout-out from Ed chief

Tuesday, Governor Bill Lee announced that schools in the state will remain closed until April 24th to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Penny Schwinn announced during Tuesday’s press conference and media update in Nashville that her department has secured a partnership with PBS to offer instructional content on television while students are at home.

While she delivered her remarks, she also gave a shout-out to one of our area school systems as she cited a few examples of school districts that have found ways to continue educating students even while the physical school buildings remain closed.

She commended Clinton City Schools for their education efforts citing the district as an “incredible example” of a school that worked hard to put up materials online and to send packets home with families.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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