Education Task Force coordinating child wellbeing checks across Tennessee
Governor Lee tasked Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn with spearheading the COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force. Now this group will be coordinating child wellbeing checks across the state.
The social, emotional and physical needs of Tennessee’s students have intensified as stay at-home orders and long-term school closures have added to the economic stress and lack of services that already challenged the state’s most vulnerable families.
Tungett and Cody working to improve school attendance
Two new faces in the Cocke County School System this year are those of Holly Tungett and Kenny Cody, Site Coordinators for the non-profit Communities in Schools in Tennessee, whose focus is to help chronically absent students overcome obstacles to their school attendance.