KCS Inclement Weather Procedure
Winter months mean cold weather…and sometimes snow. Before making the decision to delay or close school due to inclement weather, Superintendent Jim McIntyre relies on critical input from a variety of departments and entities both within the Knox County Schools and from outside agencies. Dr. McIntyre confers with the transportation, security, maintenance, curriculum and instruction, and others before rendering a decision. Various city and county government agencies are also consulted, including law enforcement and engineering and public works. The National Weather Service is also contacted in order to obtain accurate information about approaching weather patterns and fronts.
When the Superintendent renders a decision regarding school delays or closures, the Public Affairs Department disseminates the news through automated phone messages to staff and parents, a posting to the district website, and informing local news media.
To receive the latest information on school delays and closures due to inclement weather, look for information delivered to you through SchoolMessenger, visit www.knoxschools.org, and/or tune into your local media outlets.
For more information, please consult the Knox County Schools Emergency Closings Policy.