Tag Archives: Oak Ridge Schools

Classroom Partnership Grants

The Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation will award twelve recipients of this year’s Classroom Partnership Grants Program at 2:30 p.m. April 17 at the local corporate office of Navarro Research and Engineering Inc., 669 Emory Valley Road. The grants total more than $50,000. The event is open to thepublic …

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Oak Ridge Educators are Asking for Raise

Oak Ridge School Administration Building Oak Ridge educators are asking for a 4% pay raise in the next school year, which would bring a beginning teachers’ salary up to $52,000 a year. Leaders with the Oak Ridge Education Association made the request to the Oak Ridge Board of Education and …

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Three Oak Ridge Schools Named Reward Schools by TDOE

Bruce Borchers, Director of Oak Ridge Schools. OAK RIDGE, TN. – Three Oak Ridge Schools—Glenwood Elementary, Linden Elementary and Willow Brook Elementary—have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) for “exemplifying student success in achievement and growth,” according to a letter of recognition signed by Commissioner …

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ORPD arrests school bus driver following assault on elementary student

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2023) – Oak Ridge Policearrested a school bus driver Friday evening on an aggravated assault charge, with additional charges pending.  Matthew T. Bak, 73, of Oliver Springs was taken into custody Friday following an investigation into reports that he acted aggressively toward an elementary-aged student on the bus he was driving on Thursday evening and caused all students on the bus …

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Heather Jenkins Named Principal of Linden Elementary

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – Heather Jenkins, who has served as interim principal of Linden Elementary School since May 12, 2023, has officially been named principal by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bruce Borchers. Jenkins has served Linden for over 18 years—first as a teacher, then as assistant principal, before being named …

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