The Hamilton County Board of Education this evening has voted down a motion to provide one-time bonuses to all employees.
The board has discussed the $400 and $500 bonuses several times, beginning last December.
Those voting for the bonus were Jeffrey Wilson, Linda Mosley, George Ricks and Chip Banker.
Board members Rhonda Thurman, David Testerman, Joe Galloway, Everett Fairchild and Mike Evatt voted against them.
Kelli Gauthier covers K-12 education in Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She started at the paper as an intern in 2006, crisscrossing the region writing feature stories from Pikeville, Tenn., to Lafayette, Ga. She also covered crime and courts before taking over the education beat in 2007. A native of Frederick, Md., Kelli came south to attend Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. Before newspapers, ...