A closer look at collaborative conferencing

Posted by | January 6, 2020 8:15 am

J.C. Bowman

By J.C. Bowman – Executive Director of Professional Educators of Tennessee

Collaborative Conferencing is the process by which local boards of education and their professional employees meet, either directly or through representatives designated by the respective parties, to confer, consult, and discuss matters relating to employment.  The process of collaborative conferencing includes the exchange of information, opinions, and proposals among the conferencing parties, as well as the use of the principles and techniques of interest-based collaborative problem-solving (IBCPS).

Our organization supports the right of employees to discuss their working conditions, and always have; however, a failed Industrial era model dubbed Collective Bargaining was previously utilized.  Numerous … CONTINUED

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | January 6, 2020 8:03 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.

Benny Joe Smith

Posted by | January 5, 2020 1:28 pm

Benny Joe Smith, 90, of Quebeck, passed away Jan. 4, 2020, at Rhea Medical Center.

“Ben,” as he was most commonly known, was born Aug. 9, 1929, to Gordon Hicks Smith and Edna Marie (Myers) Smith.

He grew up near the Tennessee community of Doyle, later moving to Chattanooga. He was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1952, where he repaired aircraft engines and instrumentation. Upon discharge from the military, he embarked on a 19-year aerospace career. Most notably, Ben worked at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in the 1960s where he worked as the electrical supervisor on the command and service modules … CONTINUED

Mildred Swindell Alcorn

Posted by | January 5, 2020 1:16 pm

Mildred Swindell Alcorn, 87 of Sparta, passed away Jan. 5, 2020, at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Attorney general applauds new law curbing unwanted robocalls

Posted by | January 3, 2020 1:40 pm

Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III applauds the passage of new federal legislation known as the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED).

The TRACED Act is the first federal law designed to combat the rampant problem of robocalls, which increased by more than 36% in 2018. The law will prioritize industry-wide implementation of call authentication protocols (SHAKEN/STIR), a framework which will allow voice providers to adopt call-blocking technology and prevent spoofed calls at no additional cost to consumers. It also creates an interagency working group to take additional actions to reduce robocalls and hold telemarketers and robocallers accountable.


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