KCS charges hourly fees to organizations using Knox County School facilities to recover the cost of heating, air conditioning, lighting, and providing water for those events. These fees are set at a rate to recover the cost of holding events and are not intended to generate additional revenue for the schools.
Because schools are often already heated and cooled with some lights on at the end of the last bell on a typical school day, organizations will not be assessed a fee provided their event is held in its entirety within the first three hours after the last bell of the day at every school. All other groups will be responsible to pay the facility fees and wages for any cost incurred beyond the normal operation of the school. In no instance should a group directly compensate an employee of the Knox County Schools.