Tag Archives: Susan Horn

‘Challenge what we know is wrong’

Sandra Clark
Editor

Elections matter. And I’m not talking about the one that (hopefully) ended yesterday.

The Knox County Board of Education was fundamentally altered by the results of the last two election cycles, starting when Amber Rountree beat Pam Trainor in South Knoxville, Terry Hill survived a 4-way race in Hardin Valley and Patti Bounds won unopposed in North Knox County.

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Horn or Pelot in District 5?

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

If the 5th District school board runoff had been held last fall, the debate would have started (and pretty much ended) with the question, “James McIntyre: for him or against him?”

The controversial former superintendent changed the conversation when he announced in December that he was stepping down from his $228K (plus perks) job. But underlying issues still remain.

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Big spending in two school board races

Sandra Clark
Editor

The Board of Education currently leans 5-4 in support of Superintendent Jim McIntyre; but when Tony Norman, running unopposed, takes office in September, the numbers will flip. Whether that comes as a 5-4 or 7-2 majority will be determined by two elections on March 1.

District 5 (Farragut): Karen Carson is stepping down after three terms.

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