Good morning, Nashville. Metro Schools officials are considering a new program that would reward their best teachers with pay raises and new responsibilities. Under the new program, the top 10% of teachers (based on students’ test scores) would be evaluated and offered special roles and intensive training for things like mentorship and curriculum development. They’d still be able to teach, but they’d have newer and more challenging things to do along with a raise. Meanwhile, Mayor Dean thinks that we should have the best music program in the country.
- Speeding ticket controversy. A recent audit uncovered some shady practices in Metro regarding speeding tickets and suggested that the city get the system under better control and also maybe not let police into the Traffic Violations Bureau to cancel tickets for their friends.
- More buyouts on the way. Metro Water Services will be sending out another 300 letters about the voluntary buyout program for flood-damaged homes. Though the buyouts would probably not happen until next year, eligible homeowners are being notified.
- Bits & pieces. A water main break in LaVergne has officials asking residents to conserve water for the next few days … TDOT will finally start their big effort to repair flood-damaged roads … Wilson County is officially the fastest-growing county in Tennessee … Chris Johnson is making his contract demands very clear, on TV … A guy named James Bond was arrested for theft and vandalism in Gallatin, which is only newsworthy because his name is James Bond.
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