7/1/15 Budget Update
Both the Knox County Commission and the Knox County Board of Education have approved the school system’s General School Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget totals $438 million and provides for a 2 percent raise for teachers as well as the payout of APEX strategic compensation bonuses. The bodies also approved an Intragovernmental Memorandum of Understanding that provides for the construction of two new middle schools.
6/8/15 Budget Update
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre hosted a joint news conference on Monday, June 8 to outline a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
4/6/15 Budget Forum
On March 11, 2015, Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, presented a preliminary general purpose budget to the Board of Education for the fiscal year 2016 (2015-2016). The budget recommendation of $441.5 million represents a 3.9% over the current FY15 Budget.
FY16 Budget PrioritiesThis budget recommendation calls for a 4% salary increase for all certified teachers and will allow us to continue to focus on implementation of the many educational enhancements and initiatives that we have put in place over the past several years. This proposed budget will allow us to continue and sustain our important efforts in the classroom, including:rigorous academic standards
The Knox County Board of Education is responsible for developing a balanced budget and for determining how funds within the budget are to be utilized to meet the Board of Education's goals. The Board has no power to change funding sources or amounts.
- continuous instructional improvement
- early literacy
- personalized learning supported by instructional technology
- professional growth through a developmental evaluation
- teacher leadership
- educator collaboration, and
- high quality professional development and support
Knox County Commission determines the final funding amount for the Knox County Board of Education as part of the overall Knox County budget but does not determine how the funds will be utilized. Knox County Commission has the power to change funding sources or amounts.