School Year 21-22 Information
Updated on 5.28.21
The Knox County Board of Education voted to sunset the face-covering policy on May 26. Face coverings will be recommended but not required for the upcoming school year. The district is passing along recommendations from the Tennessee Department of Health regarding COVID-19.
KCS buildings will undergo daily sanitizing for high-touch areas such as doorknobs, handrails, and countertops, using a COVID-certified disinfectant. Common areas such as administrative areas, libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums, and hallways will be misted with a COVID-certified disinfectant daily. Classrooms will be cleaned per the district’s standing protocols and as needed; they will be misted at least every other day. Restrooms will be monitored and disinfected multiple times each day. Additionally, each classroom will be provided with hand sanitizer and disinfectant. Buildings will also be disinfected either in part or in their entirety as may be necessary following a positive COVID diagnosis of a student or staff member. Buses will be disinfected following morning and evening runs with a COVID-effective agent provided to contractors by KCS.