|Teachers attend week-long training for 1:1 Technology Challenge grant winners
Teachers from the 1:1 Technology Challenge grant-winning schools attended a week-long session June 3-7 in preparation for implementing each school's program. (Read More)
Fiscal Year 2014 General Purpose Budget
*FY 2014 Budget: Approved by Board of Education April 9,2013
May 28, 2013
County Commission passed the Mayor’s budget unanimously
Rising seventh grade parents:
Knox County Health Department, Knox County Schools remind parents of state-required immunizations
As families enjoy summer break, the Knox County Schools and the Knox County Health Department remind parents to get their children's state-required immunizations. In Tennessee, students entering seventh grade are required to have the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) vaccine and two doses of the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. (Read more about requirements)Read More)
Summer Transfer window open through July 12 for students The summer transfer window is open now through July 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. Parents/legal guardians of kindergarten students, students new to Knox County, students who have had change in family circumstances such as custody or guardianship or students who moved their residences since February 18, 2013, may apply for a transfer during the summer window. Additionally, the summer transfer window will be open to anyone wishing to apply for a “Magnet” transfer to Magnet schools where space is available.(Details)
Elementary rezoning information
Knox County Schools Strategic Plan:
The strategic plan is the culmination of a year-long effort to identify and assess the strengths and the needs of the Knox County Schools. The plan builds on the vision for the future, Building on Strength: Excellence for All Children, that I presented to the Board of Education and the community in December 2008.
Just as we did with the development of the vision, we have had broad stakeholder participation and comment as we have developed this strategic plan. We have collected insights at multiple community forums and meetings with school leaders. The Knox County Council PTA, the Knox County Education Association, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and our school principals were also represented on the strategic plan advisory group.
This strategic plan provides a blueprint for our actions, and defines our success for the next five years. There are areas in this strategic plan that are very specific in nature, elements that are more general, and some components that will require additional research and analysis. We have clearly established goals and initiatives that will be regularly measured using a variety of methods and metrics.
This strategic plan provides for the productive development of our instructional practices, processes, and systems, as well as an educational culture that will enable us to realize higher levels of academic success for all students, and achieve our vision of Excellence for All Children.
James P. McIntyre, Jr.
Knox County Schools Mission:
Knox County Schools will enable all students to achieve academic success based on established performance standards and students' individual needs and abilities, by providing highly trained teachers, a nurturing environment and by partnering with parents and the community to ensure that a commitment to education continues outside the classroom.
DIRECTIONS TO CENTRAL OFFICE:
From I-40 W, take exit 388A for James White Parkway. Merge onto Downtown Loop/James White Parkway. Take the exit toward US-441/Downtown/Cumberland Ave onto Cumberland Avenue. Turn left onto Gay Street. Turn left onto Hill Avenue then left onto State Street where parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage on the right.
From I-40 E, take the 389 Exit for Hall of Fame Drive toward US 441- N/Broadway. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Downtown Loop/James White Parkway. Take exit US-441 S/Downtown/Cumberland Avenue onto Cumberland Avenue. Take the first left onto Gay Street. Turn left onto Hill Avenue then left onto State Street where parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage.
First Day of School 2013
Teachers: August 5
Students: August 12
Parent accounts for the KCS website may be obtained from your local school.
Interiews with former educators
who influenced education
in Knoxville and Knox County
(See List of Videos)