Oak Ridge Schools update, policing of guns in schools on Altrusa agenda

Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers will give an update on the school system after the COVID-19 pandemic at Wednesday’s noon meeting of Altrusa International of Oak Ridge.

On a related topic, attorney Joe Jarrett will discuss the policing of guns in schools, according to information from Altrusa.

Bruce Borchers

Bruce Borchers

People wishing to attend the meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Ridge must RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] by noon Monday. The in-person Altrusa meeting will begin at 11:30 am with a time to socialize. The buffet opens at 11:45 am A short business session will begin at noon and the program will follow. The public is also invited, but asked to make a reservation to attend.

Information on Borchers and Jarret’s lives

Borchers started his education career as an elementary physical education teacher in the Sioux City, Iowa, Community School District. He also has worked as an interim assistant principal and guidance counselor in Iowa City, Iowa; as assistant principal and principal in Mankato, Minn.; and as associate superintendent of secondary schools for the Anoka-Hennepin, Minn., School District. Prior to joining the Oak Ridge Schools, Borchers was the superintendent of the Rockwood (Missouri) School District. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, master’s degrees from Wayne State College and the University of South Dakota, and a bachelor’s degree from Morningside College.

Jarret is an attorney and a federal and state mediator who has been practicing law for over 28 years. He has practiced law before the Tennessee Supreme Court, and lower state and federal courts and before the Florida governor and his cabinet. He has served four different government entities as chief legal counsel, the most recently being the Knox County, Tennessee, Board of Education and County Commission.

Joe Jarrett

Joe Jarrett

He is a former active duty US Army Combat Arms Officer and former US Air Force Special Agent with overseas service.

He teaches full-time for the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, and School of Educational Leadership. He is an award-winning writer who has published over 90 articles in various professional journals.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters in Public Administration degree, a Juris Doctorate degree, and the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.

He is a recent recipient of the Gordon Johnston Award for Excellence in the practice of Public Sector Law.

This article originally appeared on Oakridger: Oak Ridge Schools update, policing of guns in schools topic at Altrusa

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