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School Board

The Lewis County Board of Education will meet in regular session on Thursday, May 09, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lewis County Board of Education board meeting room located at 206 South Court Street, Hohenwald, Tn. Prior to the regular scheduled meeting there will be a workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Items on the agenda includes: 
•    Director’s report.
•    Authorize the Executive Committee to make such expenditures for the 2024-2025 fiscal year as in their opinions may be necessary to further the educational programs. These expenditures shall include, but not be limited to, learning and instructional materials, other expenses for instruction, plant operation costs, supplies for maintenance and operation, expenses for school lunch program, travel expenses, capital outlay transportation expenses, and fixed charges. It is agreed and understood that such expenditures shall be reported at subsequent meetings of the Lewis County Board of Education throughout the 2024-2025 school year.
•    Authorize the Director of Schools to prepare, sign, submit, implement programs, projects, and budgets under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B P.L. 108-446 as amended; Preschool P.L. 99-457-§619 as amended; Tennessee Code Annotated §49-10-302; Workforce Investment Act (WIA; Carl D. Perkins-4Vocational Act P.L. 98-524; LEAPs; ESSA/Elementary Secondary Education Act, (ESEA), P.L. 107-110; Consolidated Application Plan and future and other federal, state, and federal legislation for the 2024-2025 school year. 
•    Approve submission to the Department of Education of the Career Technical and Title Plans and/or Reports.
•    Approve out of state travel for HOSA students for the leadership conference in Houston, Texas on June 28-June 20, 2024. Students will be flying to Houston, Texas via United Airlines.
•    Approve out of state travel for FBLA students for the National Leadership Conference  in Orlando, Florida on June 28-July 3, 2024. Students will be flying to Orlando via Southwest Airlines. 
•    Approve Ashlyn Brewer as LCMS basketball cheerleading coach effective May 10, 2024. 
•    Discussion/action 2024 Summer School Plan
•    Amend board policy 6.317-Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority.
•    Approve 5 year strategic plan. 
•    Approve 24-25 school year budget.


2023-2024 School Board Members

Front row: Cassie Couch-District 1; Paula Dyer-District 8; Glenda Atkinson-District 2; Lindsey Himes-District 3;  Sallie Pollock-District 7.
Back row: Derek Cotham-District 4; Dr. Tracy McAbee-Director of Schools; Jack Holt-District 6; Cody Mitchell-District 9; Matthew Adkins-District 5.


Individuals desiring to appear before the Board may request placement on the agenda by contacting the office of the Director of Schools within 72 hours before the meeting. They will be recognized at the beginning of the meeting during public input and remarks will be limited to (3) minutes. Items that will be considered for public input must be an action item listed on the agenda. The first five (5) people who sign up for a particular action item on the agenda will be allowed to address the Board.

Link – Board of Education Policy Manual