John Carver

John Carver

In a statement to The News, Tullahoma City School Board Chairman Pat Welsh announced that the board is attempting to reach a separation agreement between it and Tullahoma City Schools current Director John Carver. 

"The Board of Tullahoma City Schools announces today that we are currently in negotiation of a separation agreement with Director of Schools John Carver," the statement read. "TCS has a storied history of excellence in education. The Board will move forward in selecting an interim until the position can be filled.

"Meanwhile, the Board remains committed to providing a quality education for the children of our community. The Board holds the administrative team, teachers, and all support staff in the highest regard toward this goal."

Carver was hired as Tullahoma City Schools Director in early September of last year, before officially taking over on Nov. 1. Carver replaced former City Schools Director Dan Lawson, who left his post to take a teaching position at Lee University in Cleveland. 

When Carver was hired, he signed a contract that was scheduled to run through June 30, 2021 - a length of two years and eight-months. In the statement, there was no reason given for the board's decision to try to pursue separation. 

This story is breaking and will be continually updated. 

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