2016 Public Notices

  • December 16, 2016
    Knox County Schools Policy Review Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). While sections “C” and “D” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting. Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance.
     
    December 16, 2016
    Tennessee Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Kathleen Airhart will be visiting Austin-East High School (2800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.) at 11 a.m. and Vine Middle School (1807 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.) at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, to hear from teachers about their competency-based education pilots. Two or more school board members may be in attendance.
     
    December 16, 2016
    The Knox County Legislative Joint Meeting with State Rep. Eddie Smith, County Commission Chair Dave Wright and Board of Education Chair Patti Bounds will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at Litton’s Restaurant in Fountain City (2803 Essary Dr.). Topics of discussion may include those coming before the legislature in the upcoming session. Two or more school board members may be in attendance. 
     
    December 13, 2016
    The December meeting of Knox County Schools Teacher Advisory Committee (TAC), originally scheduled for Dec. 20 has been cancelled.

    The next meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in the library at West High School, 3300 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.

    TAC is comprised of a diverse representation of educators who meet monthly to provide input on important educational issues.

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    December 13, 2016
    WHAT:
    Knox County Schools will host a commencement and promotion ceremony for school security officers. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen will deliver the keynote address.

    WHO:
    Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, Knox County Board of Education Chair and District 7 Representative Patti Bounds, Knox County Chief of Security Gus Paidousis, representatives of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department

    WHEN:
    6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

    WHERE:
    West High School Small Auditorium (330 Southerland Ave.)

    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    December 9, 2016
    Knox County Schools Security will graduate members of the most recent cohort on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the small auditorium at West High School. In addition to the officer graduation, three promotions will be granted. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony concludes. Please note two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    December 2, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education Superintendent Search Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the small board conference room on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay St. The agenda for the committee meeting will be available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website.
     
    December 2, 2016
    A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Gibbs Elementary School to hear input from the community regarding rezoning for Gibbs Middle School. Two or more board members may be in attendance.
     
    December 2, 2016
    Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen will be in Knoxville next week for a town hall meeting to provide updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan, as well as to get your feedback. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at West High School, 3300 Sutherland Ave. Two or more Board members may be in attendance.
     
    November 29, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session on Monday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for both sessions are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. Both sessions will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    November 18, 2016
    Knox County Schools Board of Education Chair Patti Bounds and Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, to set the board’s agenda for its regular session meeting on Dec. 7.

    Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance.
     
    November 18, 2016
    Knox County Schools Teacher Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the library at West High School, 3300 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. TAC is comprised of a diverse representation of educators who meet monthly to provide input on important educational issues. While members will discuss teacher evaluations, please note other topics could be discussed at this meeting.

    Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    November 14, 2016
    More than 90 Knox County business and community leaders are scheduled to go back to school to spend a half day in the principal’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 15. These leaders will also be in the classroom, the cafeteria, teacher collaboration meetings, and more, thanks to Knox County Schools Principal for a Day (PFAD) program.

    It is the first time since the program was reinstated in 2012 that all of Knox County’s 90 schools are slated to have a guest principal.
    Most “principals” will begin their day as students arrive at schools across the district. Throughout the morning, they will spend time meeting with the school’s principal, visiting classrooms, engaging with teachers, interacting with support staff and experiencing school life first hand. School and guest principals alike will be tweeting and sharing their experiences by tagging @knoxschools in their posts.

    Program participants and their hosting principals are also invited to attend a luncheon with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Ave.) where they can share their experiences and further discuss what role the broader community plays in helping achieve our vision of being the best school system in the South.

    “This program allows us to make an important connection between members of our community and our schools,” Thomas said. “By getting folks up close and personal with our students and educators, we are able to showcase the challenges and opportunities that exist in our schools, and ultimately strengthen relationships that can result in lasting partnerships.”

    Please note that two or more board members may participate in the PFAD program and luncheon that follows.
     
    November 14, 2016
    The Knox County Schools Bus Driver Safety Awards will be presented 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Ted Russell Ford (8551 Kingston Pike). The awards are sponsored by Ted Russell Ford and WIVK.

    Five drivers will be honored and given a Certificate of Appreciation from Knox County Schools along with a $100 check from Ted Russell Ford.

    These awards were initiated to honor the Knox County Schools’ bus drivers that do an excellent job in transporting our children every day. The five drivers honored each month have been graded with high standards by the Knox County Schools, the contractors, the Sheriff’s department and by school staff.

    A special thank you to Andy White, the owner of Ted Russell Ford and WIVK 107.7 for sponsoring these awards.

    Please note two or more board members may be in attendance.

    For more information contact Knox Commissioner Bob Thomas at 865-309-4364 or Bob.Thomas@KnoxCounty.org
     
    November 11, 2016
    Knox County Schools Policy Review Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). While section “C” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting. Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance.  
     
    November 8, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education Superintendent Search Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the small board conference room on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building. The agenda for the committee meeting is available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website
     
    November 8, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for the mid-month work session are available on the Board of Education page of Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org
     
    October 28, 2016
    The Knox County Schools will celebrate another successful Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign during a celebration and appreciation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    At the luncheon, officials will announce this year’s total sales, recognize top-selling schools and students, identify corporate sponsors and thank coordinators for a successful 2016 campaign. Representatives from the coupon book’s presenting sponsor, Rusty Wallace Automotive Group, and major sponsors, First Tennessee Foundation, Junk Bee Gone, The UPS Store and Stanley Steemer will be in attendance.
     
    The 2016 campaign goal was 160,000 books sold, which would net more than $1.5 million for classroom needs across the county.
    The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book provides funds to meet school needs identified by parents, teachers and school administrators and benefits every student in Knox County Schools. In its 28th year, the coupon book still costs only $10.00. Of this, schools keep $8.00 from each book they sell; $0.70 support schools with greater economic need, and $0.13 from each book funds the purchase of e-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries.
     
    During the 2015 campaign, students sold 156,033 coupon books, raising over $1.3 million for the schools. Since 1989, almost 4 million coupon books have been sold to raise more than $30 million for students in the Knox County Schools.
     
    For more information about the Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book, visit knoxschools.org

    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present at this event. 
     
    October 28, 2016
    Several members of the Knox County Board of Education plan to attend the Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA) Leadership Conference and Annual Convention that will be held Nov. 4-7, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tenn. 
     
    October 25, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session on Monday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for both sessions are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. Both sessions will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    October 25, 2016
    Knox County Schools Policy Review Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). While section “B” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting. Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    October 20, 2016
    Several Knox County Board of Education members plan to attend the 11th annual Reach Them to Teach Them event, where more than 1,500 educators and youth workers will gather. The event, which will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast on Comcast Cable channel 10, will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. 
     
    October 20, 2016
    District 9 School Board Member Amber Rountree is hosting a community meeting 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the library at South Doyle Middle School, 3900 Decatur Dr., to discuss the school’s stadium and other issues. Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    October 19, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a two-day work session/retreat beginning on Friday, Oct. 21, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Regas Building, 318 N. Gay St. The board will reconvene on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 2:50 p.m.

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the links below:

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=0&mt=ALL&get_month=10&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=402

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=0&mt=ALL&get_month=10&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=403 
     
    October 18, 2016
    District 2 School Board Member Jennifer Owen will be attending the 8th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Grande Event Center off Merchants Road. Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    October 11, 2016
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 11, 2016 – The Knox County Schools Bus Driver Safety Awards will be presented 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Ted Russell Ford, 8551 Kingston Pike. The monthly awards are sponsored by Ted Russell Ford and WIVK.

    Each month five drivers will be honored and given a Certificate of Appreciation from Knox County Schools along with a $100 check from Ted Russell Ford.

    These awards were initiated to honor the Knox County Schools’ bus drivers that do an excellent job in transporting our children every day. The five drivers honored each month have been graded with high standards by the Knox County Schools, the contractors, the Sheriff’s department and by school staff.

    A special thank you to Andy White, the owner of Ted Russell Ford and WIVK 107.7 for sponsoring these awards.

    Please note two or more board members may be in attendance.

    For more information contact Knox County Vice-Chairman Bob Thomas at 865-309-4364 or bob.thomas@knoxcounty.org
     
    October 11, 2016

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 11, 2016 – The ninth annual Knox County Schools Magnet Showcase will be held 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from at The Standard (416 W. Jackson Avenue). Free parking for the showcase is available beginning at 6 p.m. in the Jackson Avenue parking lot, located directly across from The Standard.
     
    The showcase will give students, parents and community members the opportunity to learn Knox County’s magnet schools.
     
    At the showcase, representatives from each magnet school will be available to share information and answer any questions about their school. Additionally, each school will provide a live demonstration illustrating something unique about their program.
     
    Visiting parents and students can complete transfer applications with the assistance of representatives from the Knox County Schools Enrollment and Transportation departments during the showcase. Transfer request forms are also available online and at magnet school locations.
     
    The Knox County magnet schools are:
     
    Elementary Schools
    Middle Schools
    High Schools
     
    At no cost to Knox County families, these provide unique learning opportunities in specific areas or themes not offered in full at other Knox County Schools. Magnet programs are committed to increasing educational opportunities for students while promoting students’ interests, abilities and talents.
     
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present at the Magnet Showcase.
     
    October 10, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will not meet on Oct. 17, for its regularly scheduled mid-month work session.
     
    October 10, 2016
    Knox County Schools’ Teacher Advisory Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, at West High School, 3300 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    October 4, 2016
    Nearly 20 Knox County elementary and middle schools will be celebrating the 20th International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
     
    On this day, thousands of Knox county students, families and educators will take part in various events aimed at promoting the benefits of walking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
     
    Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas will be at Lonsdale Elementary School at 7:25 a.m. as part of the school’s activities.
     
    The event, a great way to promote family involvement in regular physical activity, is organized by the Knox County Health DepartmentSafe Routes to School and Knox County Schools Coordinated School Health and Health Services.
     
    Knox County Schools that will be participating are: A.L. Lotts Elementary, Blue Grass Elementary, Bearden Elementary, Chilhowee Intermediate, East Knox County Elementary, Fountain City Elementary, Gap Creek Elementary, Halls Elementary, Lonsdale Elementary, New Hopewell Elementary, Pond Gap Elementary, Ridgedale Alternative, Sequoyah Elementary, South Knoxville Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Sunnyview Primary, West Haven Elementary, West Hills Elementary and West Valley Middle.
     
    Two or more Board Members may be in attendance. 
     
    September 27, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session on Monday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:15 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for both sessions are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. Both sessions will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    September 22, 2016
    District 7 School Board Member Patti Bounds will be receiving an outstanding advocate award from the University of Tennessee’s Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education during its upcoming 3rd Annual Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Holiday Inn Downtown (525 Henley St.) beginning at 4 p.m. Two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    September 22, 2016
    District 9 School Board Member Amber Rountree will be co-hosting a South Knoxville Forum on Thursday, Sept 29, at the South Knox Elementary library (801 Sevier Ave.) from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    September 22, 2016
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members will be attending the upcoming TSBA Fall District Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Lenoir City High School (1485 Highway 95, Lenoir City, TN 37771) from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
     
    » TSBA Meeting Agenda 
     
    September 22, 2016
     
    A policy review meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mezzanine Conference Room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). While section “A” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting. Two or more Board of Education members may be present.
     
    » Meeting Agenda 
     
    September 12, 2016
    Knox County Schools will hold two public meetings on the Board of Education’s search for a permanent superintendent. The intent of the forums is to gather input from Knox County parents and community members on the characteristics and qualifications they would like to see in the next superintendent.

    The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on:
    • Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Central High School Auditorium
    • Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Bearden Middle School Auditorium

    Several members of the Knox County Board of Education may be in attendance.
     
    September 8, 2016
    Several members of the Knox County Board of Education will be appearing on WBIR Channel 10’s Inside Tennessee. The show will air at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. 
     
    August 30, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session on Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 5 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City/County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    Both sessions will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for both sessions are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website (http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm). Supporting documents may be viewed where available or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    August 2, 2016
    Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, along with Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Eddie Biggs, and Knox County Schools Chief of Security Gus Paidousis, will host the 2016 Back-to-School Safety Press Conference at Northwest Middle School (5301 Pleasant Ridge Road) on Thursday, August 4th at 10 a.m.

    They will present information about enhanced bus safety, school zone safety, and school security measures. They will also be making a call to action for members of the Knox County Schools community for increased safety awareness as school buses begin transporting thousands of students to school each day beginning Aug. 8.

    Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    July 28, 2016
    The Knox County Schools’ Coordinated School Health Annual Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Foundry (747 World’s Fair Park Drive) from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
     

    Please note that two or more Board members may be in attendance. 
     
    July 26, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session on Monday, August 1, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, August 3 at 5 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for both sessions are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. Both sessions will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    July 7, 2016
    There will be a Policy Review Committee meeting on Monday, July 11 at 2 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). While sections “B” and “C” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting. Two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    June 29, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session on Tuesday, July 5, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the mid-month work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, July 6 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for both sessions are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. Both sessions will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    May 27, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education Ethics Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016 in the 1stFloor Boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    The agenda for the June 6 meeting has been published and is available on the website. You may access it by clicking the following link:
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=5&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=390 
     
    May 26, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Tuesday, May 31, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and regular session will be broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Cable Channel 10, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    May 20, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Wednesday, May 25, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the mid-month work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    The full agenda and available supporting documentation for the mid-month work session are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed where available on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org.

    Additionally, please note there will be a Policy Review Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). While sections “B” and “C” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting. Two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    May 16, 2016
    The second monthly Knox County Schools Bus Driver Safety Awards will be presented this Wednesday, May 18th, 11:00am at Ted Russell Ford, 8551 Kingston Pike. The monthly awards are sponsored by Ted Russell Ford and WIVK. Each month five drivers will be honored and will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Knox County Schools along with a $100 check from Ted Russell Ford.

    These awards were initiated to honor the Knox County Schools’ bus drivers that do an excellent job in transporting our children everyday. The five drivers honored each month have been graded with high standards by the Knox County Schools, the contractors, the Sheriff’s department and by school staff.

    A special thank you to Andy White, the owner of Ted Russell Ford and WIVK 107.7 for sponsoring these awards.

    For more information contact Knox County Vice-Chairman Bob Thomas at 865-309-4364 or bob.thomas@knoxcounty.org
     
    May 13, 2016
    Commencements for Knox County high school seniors will begin May 16. All commencement ceremonies will take place at Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus except for the Paul Kelly Volunteer Academy ceremony which will take place at the Civic Auditorium. The complete schedule can be found here: http://knoxschools.org/Page/4318

    Please be aware that two or more Board of Education members could be in attendance. 
     
    May 6, 2016
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend the reception honoring Superintendent Jim McIntyre for his years of service to the Knox County Schools. The “drop in” reception will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue, Knoxville). 
     
    May 5, 2016
    CTE goes Live is a televised competition showcasing some of the Knox County Schools’ most talented singers and giving valuable real-life experience to students. The event will be Friday, May 6, 2016, 7-9 p.m., at Market Square, and televised live on MyVLT.

    Contestants are selected from winners of school-level competitions, and the winner of CTE goes Live is awarded one recording session with Nash10 Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, resulting in a fully produced, radio-ready, mastered track. Last year’s CTE Goes Live winner, Emily Ann Roberts, was coached by Blake Shelton on The Voice Season 9, where she took second place.

    Hosted by the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Foundation, CTE goes Live serves a much broader purpose. In addition to showcasing the vocal talents of Knox County high school students, the event gives CTE students real-life experience with special events. Students in graphic design classes create all event flyers and posters; students in photography classes provide photography and video services for the event; construction classes help build and dismantle the stage; students in TV/radio classes provide radio and web broadcasting; criminal justice students shadow officers from the Knoxville Police Department to provide security in Market Square; and students in cosmetology work to help make contestants stage ready.

    CTE goes Live is presented by Toyota Knoxville and Lexus of Knoxville. Additional sponsors are as follows:
    • Staging, sound and lighting: Stellar Vision & Sound
    • Show: Pilot and Knoxville Coca-Cola
    • Video: M&M Production
    • Green Room: McGaha Electric
    • Facebook Live Voting: Holston Gases
    In case of rain, the event will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike).

    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present. 
     
    April 28, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, May 2, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and regular session will be broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Cable Channel 10, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    April 28, 2016
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    The meeting will be broadcast live on KCS-TV (Comcast channel 10) and streamed live on knoxschools.org. The agenda and any supporting materials can be accessed online at the following link:

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=4&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=384 
     
    April 26, 2016
    Due to Knox County Commission’s budget work session being scheduled for Monday, May 16, the Knox County Board of Education May mid-month work session on May 16 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 25 (5 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building). 
     
    April 26, 2016
    On Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Vine Middle Magnet School Auditorium (1807 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue), the Disparities in Educational Outcomes (DEO) Task Force will share its draft recommendations and gather additional community input and feedback prior to finalization. The meeting is open to the public will begin with a general session followed by small group discussions.
     
    In November 2014, Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, convened the DEO Task Force, a group of business, community and faith-based stakeholders, to recommend strategies to address disproportions in academic achievement and discipline outcomes in the Knox County Schools that might be correlated with income, race, language and/or disability. In December 2015, Dr. McIntyre and the members of the DEO Task Force invited students, families, educators and community members to Austin-East Magnet High School Performing Arts Center to participate in a community meeting involving both general sessions and small group discussions to share opinions, triumphs and challenges with regard to their observations and personal experiences with disparities, discipline and education.
     
    The recommendations to be presented by the DEO Task Force at the April 28 community meeting were drafted using the input, suggestions and opinions of those attending the December meeting.
     
    The group sessions will stream live on knoxschools.org/kcstv and can be viewed live on Comcast cable channel 10 or AT&T U-verse channel 99.
     
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present. 
     
    April 22, 2016
    Knox County Annual Budget
     
    Who
    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, other officials, members of the community

    What
    Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Presentation

    When
    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9 a.m.

    Where
    Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street

    Contact
    Knox County Communications Director Michael Grider, 865-215-4750 (office) 865-363-8681 (cell) communications@knoxcounty.org (email) 
     
    April 18, 2016
    The first monthly Knox County Schools Bus Safety Awards will be presented Wednesday, April 20th, 11:00am at Ted Russell Ford, 8551 Kingston Pike. The monthly awards are sponsored by Ted Russell Ford and WIVK. Each month five drivers will be honored and will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Knox County Schools along with a $100 check from Ted Russell Ford.

    These awards were initiated to honor the Knox County Schools’ bus drivers that do an excellent job in transporting our children everyday. The five drivers honored each month have been graded with high standards by the Knox County Schools, the contractors, the Sheriff’s department and by school staff.
     
    A special thank you to Andy White, the owner of Ted Russell Ford and WIVK 107.7 for sponsoring these awards.

    For more information contact Knox County Vice-Chairman Bob Thomas at 865-309-4364 or Bob.Thomas@KnoxCounty.org
     
    April 12, 2016
    The Policy Review Committee will be meeting on Monday, May 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).  While section “D” will be reviewed, please note that other policies could be discussed at this meeting.  Two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    April 8, 2016

    A called meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).  The purpose of the called meeting is to discuss and vote on the Knox County Schools Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget.


    The called meeting will be broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Cable Channel 10, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=4&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=378

     
     
    April 6, 2016
    Dine Out for Education is perhaps the easiest—and most delicious—way to support education. The Knox County Schools’ 13th annual Dine Out for Education will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Approximately 40 area restaurants with almost 70 locations (the most ever) will donate 10 percent of the pre-tax proceeds from their April 12th sales to the Knox County Schools.
     
    Last year, this day-long culinary campaign helped raise approximately $20,000 for the Knox County Schools Partners in Education (PIE) programs. This year, participating restaurants hope to raise $25,000 and all they need members of the local community to do is step out of their own kitchens and let someone else do the cooking (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, if you please)! A complete list of participating restaurants and locations, 14 new this year, can be found at knoxschools.org to help you plan your meals in support of the Knox County Schools, or you can just look for the Dine Out for Education logo in the window of your favorite eatery. As you dine, feel free to share it socially with #KCSDineOutForEd.
     
    This year, in addition to the many traditional restaurants participating in Dine Out for Education, some of the area’s most sought after food trucks will gather to serve your epicurean needs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southern Railway Station. Available vendors include: Jamamerican, Breezy Weenie Pub Grub, Holy Smokin BBQ, and The Lunch Box.
     
    To celebrate this special day, Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, along with a few elected officials, will enjoy lunch together at Brown Bag in the First Tennessee Building on Tuesday, April 12th at noon. No business is expected to be discussed.
     
    PIE connects nearly 600 organizations, businesses, civic clubs, churches, government agencies and individuals with all Knox County Schools so that they can make a difference in classrooms and students’ lives with the gift of time, talent and resources. Money raised through Dine Out for Education help support and fund PIE programming that includes Career Day, the Teacher Supply Depot, the PTA Clothing Center, Barney Thompson Scholarships, and teacher recognition programs. For more information on how to get involved with PIE, call (865) 594-1909.
     
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    April 4, 2016
    On Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 p.m. in the Vine Middle Magnet School Auditorium, the Disparities in Educational Outcomes (DEO) Task Force will share its draft recommendations and gather additional community input and feedback prior to finalization. The meeting is open to the public will begin with a general session followed by small group discussion. Two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    March 31, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, April 4, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.  Prior to the Executive Session, and Ethics Committee meeting will be at 4 p.m.

    A regular session will be held on Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and regular session will be broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Cable Channel 10, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    March 31, 2016
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    The meeting will be broadcast live on KCS-TV (Comcast channel 10) and streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv. The agenda and any supporting materials can be accessed online at the following link: 
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=3&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=382 
     
    March 31, 2016
    Please note that several Board of Education members will be attending the National School Boards Association’s 76th Annual Conference April 8-11, 2016 (some members may attend pre-conference sessions beginning on April 8) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210. Detailed information can be found at https://www.nsba.org/conference or on the attached conference brochure. 
     
    March 30, 2016
    The CTE Goes Live contest kicks off today at 4 p.m. at Toyota Knoxville with the announcement of a special guest appearance to be made at the actual CTE Goes Live concert in Market Square on Friday, May 6th (time TBD). Today’s kickoff event will also feature hosts Jack Ryan from Merle FM, Tracey LaBelle-Speeks from Stellar Vision and Sound, and Mark Packer from WVLT.

    Hosted by the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department, CTE Goes Live serves a much broader purpose. In addition to showcasing the vocal talents of Knox County high school students, the event gives CTE students real-life experience with special events. Students in graphic design classes create all event flyers and posters; students in photography classes provide photography and video services for the event; construction classes help build and dismantle the stage; students in TV/radio classes provide radio and web broadcasting; criminal justice students shadow officers from the Knoxville Police Department to provide security in Market Square; and students in cosmetology work to help make contestants stage ready.

    CTE Goes Live is made possible by sponsors Toyota Knoxville, Lexus of Knoxville, Stellar Vision and Sound, Pilot, Knoxville Coca Cola, Holston Gases, McGaha Electric and M&M Production.

    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present. 
     
    March 29, 2016
    Karen Carson will be holding a meeting for the Fifth District community at Farragut High School on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The meeting will be held in the Farragut High School library from 6-7 p.m. (11237 Kingston Pike). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the recent threats at FHS, the school system's response and the community's ability to support a resolution to these concerns.

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be in attendance. 
     
    March 21, 2016
    Knox County Council PTA will host its annual Evening of Elegance at which local unit PTAs across the county are honored for their extraordinary work in our schools. In addition, the group will recognize some outstanding individuals who have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty by pledging their time and efforts to these groups.

    The event will be held at The Orangery (5412 Kingston Pike) on Monday, April 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance by April 1.
     

    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    March 16, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and available supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website.

    Supporting documents may be viewed here. The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    March 11, 2016
    A reminder that the policy review committee will be meeting at the dates and times listed below. Meetings will be held in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building.
    • Wednesday, March 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Sections B & C)
    • Monday, May 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Section D)

    Please note that other policies could be discussed at these meetings. 
     
    March 3, 2016
    Two or more Board of Education members will be in attendance for a Collaborative Conferencing Overview on Monday, March 7 from 4-6 p.m. in the Mezzanine Conference Room (Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street). 
     
    February 25, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    A Joint Education Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building. 

    All meetings listed above will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    February 16, 2016
    On Tuesday, February 23, at 6 p.m., the Knox County Schools will honor teachers during its 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year celebration at the Holiday Inn Downtown (525 Henley Street). This year’s event is sponsored by Comcast, Rusty Wallace Automotive, and Kroger.
     
    The Teacher of the Year celebration is held each year to recognize outstanding educators from the Knox County Schools. The Knox County Schools adheres to the Tennessee Department of Education guidelines for selecting the three overall Teacher of the Year award recipients. To be eligible for the Teacher of the Year honor, each candidate must be a full-time, certified Pre K-12 grade teacher who has taught five years or more and spends the majority of the day instructing students. Candidates must also show dedication to teaching and possess a variety of positive personal attributes. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues.
     
    Honorees from each school will be recognized, but only three honorees—one primary educator (PK-4) and two secondary educators (5-8 and 9-12)—will receive the Knox County Teacher of the Year award. Each school-level honoree who is interested in being considered for the Knox County Teacher of the Year award must prepare a submission that includes a general information form and an overview of his/her educational history, professional development, leadership and community involvement.
     
    The number of Teacher of the Year honorees each school can recognize is based on their overall faculty numbers. Schools are allowed to recognize one honoree for every 20 faculty members.
     
    February 11, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold several meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 in the boardroom located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
    • Ethics Committee meeting at 4 p.m.
    • Called Meeting at 5 p.m.
    • Mid-Month Work Session, which will begin immediately following the Called Meeting
    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.  

    All meetings above will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org
     
    February 3, 2016
    Please note that the previously scheduled Monday, March 21 Board of Education mid-month work session has been changed to Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building Boardroom (912 South Gay Street) and the mid-month work session scheduled for Monday, April 18 has been cancelled. In lieu of that meeting there will be a called meeting on Wednesday, April 13 during which the Board will vote on the FY2017 budget.

    Additionally, the policy review committee will be meeting at the dates and times listed below. Meetings will be held in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building.
    • Wednesday, March 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Sections B & C)
    • Monday, May 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Section D) 
     
    February 1, 2016
    Knox County Board of Education Ethics Committee meeting scheduled for today at 4 p.m. has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. 
     
    January 28, 2016
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    January 28, 2016
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    The Feb. 4 agenda has been published and can be accessed on the KCS website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below.

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?get_month=2&get_year=2016&mt=ALL&countDownload=&downloadFile=&id=&loc=

    Joint Education Committee meetings will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/ksctv and broadcast live on Comcast channel 10. 
     
    January 25, 2016
    The Board of Education Ethics Committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The agenda and any supporting materials can be accessed at the below link:

    The meeting will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast on Comcast channel 10. 
     
    January 25, 2016 
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend the winter meeting of the KCS District Advisory Council on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6 – 7:30 pm, at South Doyle Middle School, (3900 Decatur Drive). The spring meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at a location to be announced. 
     
    January 22, 2016
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend the upcoming “Stop the Violence:  A Community Conversation” community meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Fulton High School.
     
    January 19, 2016
    On Saturday, Jan. 23, teachers, teaching assistants and nurses of the Knox County Schools will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot opens for the third time in the 2015-2016 school year. Every teacher in attendance will receive a free box of supplies from Kroger.

    The Teacher Supply Depot provides teachers and others within the Knox County Schools with new and used classroom materials at no charge. Since the depot is driven solely by donations, it is a unique way for local businesses and community members to partner with the school system to provide material support to teachers. All donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom.

    In its 14 years of service, the Teacher Supply Depot has benefited more than 10,000 Knox County Schools’ professionals and has provided an estimated $2.6 million worth of materials made possible through the support of local businesses and community members.
    Located at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Road in the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Teacher Supply Depot is a joint venture of the Knox County Education Association and the Knox County Schools.

    Although donations are accepted year-round, the Teacher Supply Depot is only open on certain dates throughout each school year. Those planning to shop at the Teacher Supply Depot must bring a school ID or another form of identification to be admitted. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at noon. To ensure the safety of everyone in attendance, we ask that visitors not start lining up at the Depot before 6 a.m. and that due to space limitations teachers not bring family and friends with them, they will not be permitted into the Depot.

    One more Teacher Supply Depot shopping day will be held this year: Saturday, April 2, 2016.

    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present.
     
    January 5, 2016
    Please note that the Thursday, Jan. 7 Joint Education Committee meeting has been cancelled. 
     
    January 4, 2016
    School Board Chairman Doug Harris has scheduled a special called meeting of the Knox County Board of Education for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, to discuss a potential resignation agreement and a possible buyout of the superintendent’s contract. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv. The Board’s Mid-Month Work Session will occur directly following the special called meeting. 
     
    January 4, 2016
    WHAT:
    Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference hosted by Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools.

    WHERE:
    First Floor, Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street)

    WHEN:
    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

    WHO:
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; Doug Harris, Chair of the Knox County Schools Board of Education

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present.
     

2015 Public Notices

  • December 28, 2015
    The Board of Education Ethics Committee (Ms. Fugate, Ms. Hill and Ms. Rountree) will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016, for the purpose of the election of officers and the setting of a date for their next meeting. The agenda has been published and can be accessed on the KCS website or by clicking on the link below:

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=12&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=365 
     
    December 22, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive Sessions are closed to the public.

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    December 22, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present as staff members with the Knox County Schools meet to review and discuss Board Policy Section A “School District Organization,” and Section I “Instructional Goals and Objectives.” The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 
     
    December 7, 2015
    State Representative Eddie Smith, Knox County Commission Chair Dave Wright and Knox County Board of Education Chair Doug Harris will host a Knox County legislative joint meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at The Original Louis’ Restaurant (4661 Old Broadway).  Several Board of Education members may be present.
     
    Agenda follows:
     
    11:15-11:30am Members arrive for lunch
    11:30am  Welcome (Rep. Eddie Smith)
    11:30-11:45am Discussion Topic #1: County Issues (County Commission Chair Dave Wright
    11:45-12:00pm Discussion Topic #2: School Board Issues (School Board Chair Doug Harris) 
    12:00pm Lunch Served
    12:20-12:30pm Discussion Topic #3: County Issues (Bob Thomas, County Commission Vice-Chair
    12:30-12:45pm Discussion Topic #4: School Board Issues (Tracie Sanger, School Board Vice-Chair) 
    12:45-12:55pm Open Discussion by members (Rep. Eddie Smith)
    12:55pm Closing remarks (Sen. Becky Massey)
     
    November 25, 2015
    School Board Chairman Doug Harris has scheduled a special called meeting of the Knox County Board of Education on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 to consider the annual performance evaluation and possible contract renewal or extension for the Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Immediately following the called meeting, the Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session in preparation for the monthly meeting.

    The monthly meeting (regular session) will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). Prior to this regular session, the board will take its group photo at 4:30 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room at the City County Building. Following the regular session, board members may go to dinner at Calhoun's on the River located at 400 Neyland Drive. Board members will pay for their own meals, and no agenda items are expected to be discussed.

    The called meeting, work session and regular session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    November 13, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv. Prior to the mid-month work session, the board will take a group photo at 4:45 p.m. outside the Boardroom.

    School Board Chairman Doug Harris has scheduled a special called meeting of the Knox County Board of Education on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 to consider the annual performance evaluation and possible contract renewal or extension for the Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present as staff members with the Knox County Schools meet to review and discuss policy sections A and I. The meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 
     
    November 12, 2015
    Superintendent Jim McIntyre and the members of the Disparities in Educational Outcomes (DEO) Task Force invite students, families, educators and community members to participate in a community meeting to discuss and provide input in addressing achievement gaps and differences in discipline in the Knox County Schools that might be related to income, race, language and/or disability. The community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Austin-East Magnet High School Performing Arts Center (2800 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue). The meeting will begin with a general session followed by small group breakout sessions for more in-depth discussion. We are inviting participants to share opinions, triumphs and challenges with regard to their observations and personal experiences with disparities, discipline and education. Light refreshments will be provided.

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast live on Comcast Cable channel 10. Two or more Knox County Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    November 3, 2015
    The Knox County Schools will celebrate another successful Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign during a celebration and appreciation luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 11:30 a.m., at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    At the luncheon, officials will announce the to-date sales totals, recognize top-selling schools and students, identify corporate sponsors and thank coordinators for a successful 2015 campaign. Representatives from the coupon book’s presenting sponsor, U.S. Cellular, and the major sponsors, First Tennessee Foundation, Junk Bee Gone, Rusty Wallace Automotive and Stanley Steemer will be in attendance.
     
    The 2015 campaign goal was 160,000 books sold, which would net more than $1.4 million for classroom needs across the county.
    The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book provides funds to meet school needs identified by parents, teachers and school administrators and benefits every student in the Knox County Schools. In its 27th year, the coupon book still costs only $10.00. Of this, schools keep $8.00 from each book they sell; $0.70 support schools with greater economic need, and $0.13 from each book fund the purchase of e-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries.
     
    During the 2014 campaign, students sold 158,557 coupon books, raising just over $1.4 million for the schools. Since 1989, almost 4 million coupon books have been sold to raise more than $30 million for students in the Knox County Schools.
     
    The Knox County Schools Coupon Book now is available for purchase at select retail locations on the attached document. For more information about the Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book, visit knoxschools.org.
     
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    October 30, 2015
    WHAT:
    Ribbon-cutting to celebrate expansion/renovation to Mooreland Heights Elementary School and the Cole Alexander Cross Memorial Playground. The project includes 7,500 square feet of new construction, six additional classrooms, office space, restrooms, additional parking, reconfigured playground space, and more.
     
    WHEN:
    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
     
    WHERE:
    Mooreland Heights Elementary School (5315 Magazine Road)
     
    WHO:
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett; Amber Rountree, School Board (District 9); Dr. Roy Miller, Principal; several elected officials and community members.
     
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present.  
     
     
    October 29, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Beginning at 3:30 p.m. and prior to the work session, members of the Leadership Academy will present their Capstone projects in the atrium. 

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    October 28, 2015
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Future meetings are scheduled for the following dates at 4:30 p.m.:
    • Thursday, January 7, 2016
    • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    The Nov. 5 agenda has been published and can be accessed on the KCS website at knoxschools.org/kcstv or by clicking the link below.

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=11&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=364

    Joint Education Committee meetings will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast live on Comcast channel 10. 
     
    October 21, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education could attend the below events:

    • Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre – Reach Them to Teach Them. Details:  http://reachthemtoteachthem.org/
    • Monday, Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Mooreland Heights Elementary – playground and building expansion ribbon cutting
    • Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center – coupon book celebration luncheon
    • Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Andrew Johnson Building – Joint Education Committee meeting
    • Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Career Magnet Academy – tour of CMA with Sara Heyburn, Executive Director of the Tennessee Board of Education
    • Friday, Nov. 13 – Monday, Nov. 16 at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Tennessee School Boards Association Conference and Annual Convention
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center – Tenure Celebration
    • Thursday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at West High School (library) – Principal for a Day debrief lunch
    • Thursday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building – Joint Education Committee meeting
     
    October 15, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in its Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.  
     
    The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    October 6, 2015
    Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candace McQueen will visit Green Magnet Academy on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Green Magnet Academy is located at 801 Lula Powell Drive.
     
    The Gibbs community is hosting a community celebration picnic on Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The event will take place behind Gibbs Elementary, located at 7715 Tazewell Pike.
     
    October 1, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive Sessions are closed to the public.

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    September 29, 2015
    The Knox County Schools will host its District Advisory Council (DAC) meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. in the library of Bearden High School (8352 Kingston Pike). Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    September 23, 2015
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Future meetings are scheduled for the following dates at 4:30 p.m.:
    • Thursday, November 5, 2016
    • Thursday, January 7, 2016
    • Thursday, February 4, 2016

    The October 1 agenda has been published and can be accessed on the KCS website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below.

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=9&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=350

    Joint Education Committee meetings will be streamed live at knoxschools.org and broadcast live on Comcast channel 10. 
     
    September 22, 2015
    The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to unveil the first of 14 solar projects is scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:00 at the Knox Central Building (1000 North Central Street).
     
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    September 17, 2015
    WHAT:
    Ridgedale School hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new playground

    WHO:
    Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; Diana Gossett, Principal of Ridgedale School; Doug Harris, Chair of Knox County Board of Education (District 3); and Mark McGill, senior pastor of Ridgedale Baptist Church.

    WHEN:
    Monday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:
    Ridgedale School (4600 Ridgedale Road)

    ADDITIONAL:
    Thanks to a generous donation from Ridgedale Baptist Church, a new playground has been built for the students at Ridgedale School. The playground area includes fencing, mulch, and multiple playground structures. The estimated dollar value of the donation is approximately $28,000.

    Due to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), there may be certain limitations on filming and photography of students.

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present. 
     
    September 14, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session/retreat on Friday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with dinner immediately following at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens Welcome Center located at 2817 Boyds Bridge Pike. 

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    September 11, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session/retreat on Friday, September 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. with dinner immediately following at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens Welcome Center located at 2817 Boyds Bridge Pike.

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present at the upcoming TSBA Fall District Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Alcoa High School (532 Faraday Street, Alcoa, TN 37701) from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. 
     
    August 31, 2015
    Due to several scheduling conflicts, the Joint Education Committee meeting scheduled for this Thursday, September 3 has been cancelled. A new meeting time and date will be announced as soon as possible. 
     
    August 28, 2015
    The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book will officially kick off its annual campaign on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., at Carter Elementary School (8455 Strawberry Plains Pike). This year’s book has 28 new merchants (two more than last year), 363 coupons (nine more than last year) offering the most savings ever: More than $11,000, including more than $1,600 in savings in Sevier County. The book is celebrating 27 years and is still just $10.

    At the kickoff event, last year’s top-selling student from Farragut Intermediate School will be recognized, and representatives from the coupon book’s presenting sponsor, U.S. Cellular, and major sponsors: First Tennessee, Junk Bee Gone, Rusty Wallace Automotive and Stanley Steemer, also will be present.

    The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book provides funds to meet school needs identified by parents, teachers and school administrators. The 2015 campaign goal is 160,000 books sold, which will net more than $1.4 million for classroom needs across the county. Since 1989, close to 4 million coupon books have been sold raising more than $30 million for students in the Knox County Schools.

    The 2015-2016 coupon book is able to offer the most savings ever, more than $11,000, because of generous merchants in the community and improvements in the design of the book. The cost of the coupon book has never increased from the established $10, and because of continuing efficiencies in producing it, $8 from the sale of each book go to the school where the book is sold. Additionally, e-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries are funded by $.13 of the proceeds of each book sold, potentially benefitting every child in the Knox County Schools. Schools with greater economic need share $.70 from the sale of each book; the cost of printing is $.63 per book, and $.54 of the book’s cost go to cover administrative and student incentive cost. In all, 88% of the cost of each book supports students in the Knox County Schools.

    Students and schools sell the coupon books during a two-week campaign, Sept. 3-21, 2015. Additional information, including a list of participating merchants organized by type of coupon, can be found at knoxschools.org/couponbook.

    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. 
     
    August 27, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, August 31, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive Sessions are closed to the public.

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:

    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    August 26, 2015
    The Great Schools Partnership is hosting a luncheon with Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candace McQueen to discuss the new TNReady Assessment. The luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium located on the lobby-level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present. 
     
    August 11, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present on Saturday, August 15, 7 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Teacher Supply Depot (709 N. Cedar Bluff Road).
     
    August 11, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education will have lunch together on Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. at The Original Louis’ Drive-In Restaurant, 4661 Old Broadway.  Board Members will pay for their own meals. 
     
    August 5, 2015
    The Joint Education Committee meeting scheduled for Aug. 6, 2015, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.  The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the First Floor Boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).  The meeting will be streamed live on KCStv and watched live on Comcast Cable Ch. 10. 
     
    August 4, 2015
    WHAT:
    The Knox County Schools, along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department, will host a back-to-school safety press conference. Speakers will present information about enhanced bus safety, school zone safety and school security measures and call for increased safety awareness as school buses begin transporting thousands of students to school each day beginning Aug. 10.
     
    WHO:
    Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre, Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, Knox County Schools Chief of Security Gus Paidousis
     
    WHEN:
    Friday, Aug. 7, 2015; 10 a.m.
     
    WHERE:
    West Haven Elementary School (3620 Sisk Road)
     
    July 31, 2015
    Please note that following the Knox County Schools’ celebration of academic achievement on Monday, August 3, 2015, two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may meet at Cardin’s Drive-in located at 8529 Asheville Highway. Board members will pay for their own meals, and no board business will be discussed. 
     
    July 31, 2015
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present at a celebration of academic achievement on August 3, 2015, 2 p.m., Carter Middle School gymnasium (204 N. Carter School Road). 
     
    July 30, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, August 3, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 5, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:

     
    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    July 24, 2015
    New teachers in the Knox County Schools will attend New Teacher Academy on July 29-30, 2015. New elementary school teachers will convene at Dogwood Elementary School (705 Tipton Avenue), and new middle- and high school teachers will meet at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike). The groups will meet from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
     
    The purpose of New Teacher Academy is to celebrate and welcome all new teachers in the Knox County Schools and provide valuable training to assist them in understanding processes and expectations as they prepare to welcome new students on Aug. 10. After a celebratory welcome, the new teachers will attend sessions covering topics including grade-, subject- and content-specific overviews and training; technology training; Human Resources and other administrative processes instruction; evaluation introduction and training; in-service guidelines and more.
     
    Following the Academy, the Knox County Schools will officially welcome new teachers during a New Teacher Celebration Luncheon, Friday, July 31, 11:30 a.m., Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue). Approximately 225 new teachers are expected to attend the event.
     
    Included in the celebration luncheon will be presentations by first-year teachers who will share their experiences with the new teachers and remarks from Mike McMillan, Chair of the Knox County Board of Education.
     
    The luncheon is funded by the Knox County Education Association and the Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union.
     
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend the luncheon. No official business is expected to be discussed. 
     
    July 20, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present as staff members with the Knox County Schools meet to review and discuss Policy GBG (Non-Tenure).  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 
     
    July 20, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend the following events:
    • New Teacher Celebration – Friday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
    • Coordinated School Health Appreciation Breakfast – Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. at the Foundry (747 World’s Fair Park Drive).
     
    July 16, 2015
    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will meet on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building’s 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=7&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=346#ReturnTo0

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Channel 10. 
     
    June 26, 2015
    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will meet on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building’s 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street).
    The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Channel 10 or ATT U-verse Channel 99. 
     
    June 25, 2015
    The agendas for the Board of Education’s June 29 Work Session, July 1 Called Meeting, and July 1, 2015 Regular Session meetings are published. You may view the agendas from the KCS website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the links below.

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=6&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=338#ReturnTo0

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=7&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=344#ReturnTo0

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=7&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=339#ReturnTo0
     
    June 25, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, June 29, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    A called meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 1 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). The purpose of the called meeting is to discuss and vote on the Intragovernmental Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a recommended Knox County Schools Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Budget revision. The regular session will immediately follow.

    The work session, called meeting and regular session will be broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Cable Channel 10, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link knoxschools.org/Page/2110.

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    June 18, 2015
    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building’s 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street). The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=6&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=343#ReturnTo0

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/ksctv, as well as broadcast live on KCS-TV and on Comcast Channel 10. 
     
    June 2, 2015
    Please note that following tomorrow night’s board meeting (Wednesday, June 3), two or more Board of Education members may meet for dinner at Calhoun’s on the River (400 Neyland Drive). Members will pay for their own meals. No official school board business will be discussed. 
     
    May 28, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, June 1, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). 
    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
     
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    May 28, 2015
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the board room located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and applicable supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:

    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110 
     
    May 20, 2015
    The Knox County Schools’ Student Assessment Inventory Committee will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at West High School (3300 Sutherland Avenue) to begin to gather input from the community regarding student assessments. The meeting is open to educators, students, parents and members of the community. The community meeting is part of a broader comprehensive student assessment analysis the school system is conducting, funded by a grant provided by Achieve, Inc. The Student Assessment Inventory Committee is comprised of teachers, school counselors and district administrators.

    The purpose of the comprehensive student assessment analysis is to help address questions and concerns about assessment that have been raised by the Knox County community. It was one of the seven community conversations included in Superintendent Jim McIntyre’s 2015 State of the Schools Address. Ultimately, the goal of the analysis is to help ensure that all assessments given to students in the Knox County Schools are either required or useful in informing instructional decisions.

    During this phase of the project, a comprehensive inventory of the assessments administered across the district will be created. In addition to the community forum, the school district will also collect input from school leaders, teachers and students through a combination of school meetings, focus groups, individual interviews and surveys.

    The June 2nd community meeting will begin with a brief overview, followed by “break-out” sessions where participants can discuss their questions and concerns related to student assessment. Break-out sessions will be divided into specialty populations, such as an English Language Learners small group, special education small group and grade level-specific small groups. After the break-out sessions, the small groups will summarize their discussions for the broader group. The large group sessions will stream live on knoxschools.org/kcstv and can be viewed live on Comcast cable channel 10 or AT&T U-verse channel 99.

    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present. 
     
    May 15, 2015
    A joint work session of the Knox County Commission and Knox County Board of Education will be held on May 21, 2015, 6 p.m., at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street.  

    The agenda for the joint work session is available to view at knoxschools.org and by clicking the link below.
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=5&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=337#ReturnTo0 
     
    May 14, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Monday, May 18, at 5 p.m. in its Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    May 13, 2015
    WHAT:
    Dedication and unveiling of an original sculpture given to L&N STEM Academy by the 2015 senior class
     
    WHO:
    Students of the 2015 Senior Class; Jeannie Dulaney, Director of Community Relations, Knox County Schools; Gloria Deathridge, District 1 Representative, Knox County Board of Education; Becky Ashe, Principal, L&N STEM Academy; Chris Kleinschmidt, 2015 Senior Class Representative; Beth Watkins, Chief Financial Officer, Liz-Beth & Co.; Gregg Phenicie, Administrative Director, Liz-Beth & Co.; Bill Cook Jr., sculptor; representatives of business partners who supported the project; teachers; students
     
    WHEN:
    Thursday, May 14, 2015; 10 a.m.
     
    WHERE:
    L&N STEM Academy (401 Henley Street)
     
    ADDITIONAL:
    In January 2015, following in the tradition of the first graduating class at L&N STEM Academy in 2014, the Senior Class of 2015 voted to give an original sculpture to the school as the class’s “legacy gift.” The students went about locating an art gallery and artist who would work with them, and they found such a friend in Knoxville’s Liz-Beth & Co. Chief Financial Officer Beth Watkins and Administrative Director Gregg Phenicie provided significant financial support, coordination and encouragement for the students’ vision and contacted a sculptor, Bill Cook Jr.
     
    Tennessee native, Cook Jr. sculpts in marble, limestone and alabaster. He used a rendering drawn by the seniors to create a two-foot-tall sculpture made from limestone re-purposed from the UT campus, just down the road from the historic L&N STEM Academy. The sculpture, entitled, “Guardian of Knowledge,” will rest on a 4’ pedestal in the courtyard of the school. Cook Jr. donated materials and labor for the project. He has a studio on Westland Drive in Knox County, and his work can be seen at Liz-Beth & Co. Gallery, 7240 Kingston Pike.
     
    Established in 1990, Liz-Beth & Co. is a family-owned business comprised of a gallery, corporate division and printing division.
     
    In addition to the generosity of Liz-Beth & Co. and Cook Jr., other business partners donated additional materials and labor. Thanks to Maryville Monument LLC, Stowers Rental and Volunteer Paving and Concrete.
     
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present.
     
    May 8, 2015
    CTE Goes Live is a televised competition showcasing some of the Knox County Schools’ most talented singers and giving valuable real-life experience to others. The event will be Friday, May 8, 2015, 7-9 p.m., at Market Square, and televised live on myVLT.

    CTE Goes Live gives high school students of the Knox County Schools a live venue to show off their vocal talents. Contestants are selected from winners of school-level competitions, and the winner of CTE Goes Live is awarded a fully produced, radio-ready, mastered track with Nash10 Studios and one recording session with Nash10 Studios in Nashville, Tenn.

    In addition to recognizing vocal talents of students, CTE Goes Live also serves a much broader purpose. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department hosts this event to give students in CTE classes real-life experience of producing an event. Students in graphic design classes design all flyers and posters; students in photography classes take all pictures for the event and photo shoot; construction classes help build and dismantle the stage; students in TV and radio classes provide live footage on radio and web; criminal justice students provide security in the “green room”; and students in cosmetology work with the contestants prior to the event.

    CTE Goes Live is presented by the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education Foundation and Scion Knoxville. In case of rain, the event will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike.) 
     
    May 5, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend Knox County Schools’ commencement ceremonies, May 12-19, 2015. For a schedule of commencement events, visit http://knoxschools.org/Page/1998
     
    May 5, 2015
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Monday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the board room located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building.
     
    The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and applicable supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110 
     
    April 30, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:

     
    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    April 30, 2015
    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building’s 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street).

    The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=5&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=334#ReturnTo0

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Channel 10 or ATT U-verse Channel 99. 
     
    April 24, 2015 
    A sub-committee of the Board of Education is working on revising the tool used in the Director of Schools evaluation. At the most recent meeting, a community member brought forward a suggested tool.  At this time, the committee would like to extend this same opportunity to others who possess management expertise in the development of evaluation tools.  If you would like to contribute, please send submission to evaluationinput@knoxschools.org.  The submission deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.  Please include your contact information with your contribution.

    April 8, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may have lunch together in celebration of Dine Out for Education on April 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m., at Aubrey’s restaurant, 6005 Brookvale Lane. Board business will not be discussed, and members will pay for their own meals. 
     
    April 7, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold a called meeting to discuss and vote on the fiscal year 2016 general purpose, capital improvement and school nutrition fund budgets on Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting materials are available on the website at knoxschools.org or by clicking on the link below. 

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=4&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=333#ReturnTo0

    The called meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    April 6, 2015
    The Superintendent Evaluation Process Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2015 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor Boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. 

    The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=4&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=332#ReturnTo0

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as broadcast live on Comcast channel 10 and ATT U-verse channel 99. 
     
    April 2, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members will be meeting on Monday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Old Mill Bread Company (432 N Cedar Bluff Rd.). Board business will be discussed and members will pay for their own meals.

    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building’s 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street). The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=4&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=332#ReturnTo0
     
    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Channel 10 or ATT U-verse Channel 99.
     
    April 1, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board members may attend ProjectGRAD Knoxville’s Annual Scholars Celebration Dinner on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center located at 701 Henley Street. 
     
    April 1, 2015
    Balanced calendar meetings with daycare/after-care providers
    • Tuesday, April 7, 6 p.m., West High School mini-auditorium
    • Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m., Central High School library
    Tennessee School Boards Association’s “Board Policy and Operations” School Board Academy session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. 
     
    March 31, 2014
    Please note two or more Board of Education members could attend the following events:
    • Smoky Mountain FIRST Robotics competition – Friday, April 3 through Saturday, April 4 at the Knoxville Convention Center
    • CTE Goes Live – Friday, May 8 in Market Square
    March 26, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). 

    The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv

    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:

    http://knoxschools.org/Page/2110

    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. 
     
    March 26, 2015
    On Saturday, March 28, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers, teaching assistants, nurses and others will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot (709 N. Cedar Bluff Road) opens for the fourth and final time in the 2014-2015 school year.

    The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with new and used classroom materials at no charge. Since the depot is driven solely by donations, it is a unique way for local businesses and community members to partner with the school system to provide material support to teachers. All donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom.

    Although donations are accepted year-round, the Teacher Supply Depot is only open on certain dates throughout each school year. Those planning to shop at the Teacher Supply Depot must bring a school ID or another form of identification to be admitted. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at noon.

    In its 13 years of service, the Teacher Supply Depot has benefited more than 10,000 Knox County Schools’ professionals and has provided an estimated $2.6 million worth of materials made possible through the support of local businesses and community members.
     
    March 26, 2015
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend the Knox County Council PTA Evening of Elegance, April 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Bridgewater Place (205 Bridgewater Road). 

    Additionally, two or more Board of Education Members may attend the Tennessee School Boards Association’s “Vision for Excellence” School Board Academy session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 216 Peregrine Way, Knoxville, TN 37922. 
     
    March 25, 2015
    The Knox County Schools will host its District Advisory Council (DAC) meeting on Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in the library at Northwest Middle School (5301 Pleasant Ridge Road). Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. 
     
    March 23, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend one or more of the Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen’s visits on March 26, 2015:
    • Pond Gap Elementary School (1401 Hollywood Drive), 3:00 p.m.
    • South Knoxville Elementary School (801 Sevier Avenue), 4:15 p.m.
    • Public presentation, Downtown Marriott (501 E. Hill Avenue), 7:00 p.m.
    All of these visits are open to the public. 
     
    March 16, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend the National School Boards Association Annual Conference Friday, March 20  through Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37203.  Details about the conference are attached.
     
     
    March 12, 2015
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum regarding the fiscal year 2015-16 budget process on Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at Amherst Elementary School (located at 5101 Schaad Road).
     
    The meeting will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast live on Comcast Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
     
    March 9, 2015
    On Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 6 p.m., the Knox County Schools will honor teachers during its 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year celebration at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville (401 W. Summit Hill Drive).
     
    The Teacher of the Year celebration is held each year to recognize outstanding educators from the Knox County Schools. Winners from each school will be recognized, and from the group of school-level winners, three Knox County Teacher of the Year recipients will be announced.
     
    Recipients are nominated by their colleagues for this annual award. The number of Teacher of the Year recipients from each school is based on the number of faculty at that school. Schools are allowed one recipient for every 20 faculty members. The Knox County Schools adheres to the Tennessee Department of Education guidelines for selecting Teacher of the Year award recipients.
     
    To be eligible for the Teacher of the Year honor, each candidate must be a full-time, certified Pre K-12 teacher who has taught five years or more and spends the majority of the day instructing students. Candidates must also show dedication to teaching and possess a variety of positive personal attributes.
     
    Each school-level honoree who wishes to be considered for the Knox County Teacher of the Year award must prepare a submission that includes a general information form and an overview of his or her educational history, professional development leadership and community involvement.
     
    This year’s event is sponsored by Comcast, Rusty Wallace Honda and Rusty Wallace Kia. 
     
    March 6, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Wednesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. in its Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.  

    The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    March 4, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend one of the school-wide meetings regarding a proposed Balanced Calendar. A full list of meetings can be found by accessing the below link:
    https://www.knoxschools.org/balancedcalendar

    Please note that meetings are subject to change and the schedule will be updated on the web as needed. 
     
    March 2, 2015
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend a screening of the documentary “Standardized” on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Bearden Public Library (100 Golfclub Rd., Knoxville). 
     
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend the Neighborhood Conference, March 7, Knoxville Convention Center. The Neighborhood Conference is a biennial conference planned by the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods in cooperation with Knox County. A Board of Education “Meet and Greet” followed by a question-and-answer session will be held at 1:45-2:45. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.cityofknoxville.org/development/neighborhoods/2015conference.asp
     
    February 26, 2015
    The Board of Education’s Monday, March 2 work session and Wednesday, March 4 regular session agendas have been published. You may view them on the website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the links below.

    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=3&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=320#ReturnTo0
     
    February 24, 2015
    The Superintendent Evaluation Process Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, 2015 has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. 
     
    February 20, 2015 
    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street).

    The agenda can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format on the Knox County Schools' website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:
    http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=2&get_year=2015&dsp=ag&seq=332#ReturnTo0

    The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org, as well as broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast Channel 10 or ATT U-verse Channel 99. 
     
    February 17, 2015
    Please note that tomorrow's Board of Education mid-month meeting (Wednesday, Feb. 18) has been canceled due to continued ice and hazardous road conditions.
     
    February 13, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. in its Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.    The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org.
     
    February 13, 2015
    More than 80 area employers and colleges will participate in the annual Knox County Schools Career Day for 8th-12th grade students on Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:00-7:30 p.m., at the Knoxville Expo Center (5441 Clinton Highway). The event is free and open to all Knox County Schools’ eighth graders, high school students and their parents. Visit the Knox County Schools web site for a full list of employers and colleges participating in Career Day.
     
    Career Day will provide an opportunity for students to become acquainted with employment opportunities in the area and interact with people in many different occupational areas. Students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety of businesses and professions, including healthcare, county government, construction, health and fitness, tourism, media, education and several others. Employers also will provide information on educational/certification requirements, salaries, employment outlooks and more. In addition to employers, several area community colleges, universities and technical schools will have representatives on hand to discuss post-secondary education. There also will be representatives from Knox County Schools high schools to speak with eighth-grade students and their parents about the transition to high school and what each high school offers. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 7 p.m. The 2015 Knox County Schools Career Day is made possible through funds from the annual Knox County Schools Dine Out for Education event and the Knox County Schools Coupon Book.
     
    February 11, 2015
    Two or more Board members will be attending the Tennessee School Boards Association’s Day on the Hill event on February 16-17, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 315 4th Avenue North (Nashville). TSBA sponsors a legislative breakfast for the event bringing school board members, superintendents and state legislators together for a discussion about pending legislation and public education. Board members are encouraged to attend committee hearings and visit the offices of their senators and representatives throughout the day. There will be a welcome reception sponsored by the DoubleTree Hotel on Monday, February 16 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Cumberland Foyer of the DoubleTree Hotel for all TSBA members. Two or more Board of Education members will attend a legislative luncheon on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the SmartBank offices located at 202 Advantage Place (corner of Cedar Bluff and N. Peters Road in Knoxville). The mid-month March work session has been rescheduled from Monday, March 9 to Wednesday, March 11. The meeting will be in the AJ Building and begin 5 p.m.
     
    February 6, 2015
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, has announced the lineup of speakers for the Fourth Annual State of the Schools Address. The State of the Schools Address will provide an overview of academic progress in the Knox County Schools, give an update on implementation of the five-year strategic plan, entitled Excellence for Every Child, and outline the educational goals and aspirations for the coming year. Speakers involved in this year’s event are: Mike McMillan – Chairman, Knox County Board of Education (District 8) Adam Hasan – Student Representative, Knox County Board of Education. Hasan is a senior at Bearden High School.  Brandon Duplantis – Senior, South-Doyle High School, Amy Slay – Kindergarten teacher, Inskip Elementary School, Renee Kelly – Principal, West Valley Middle School.  The State of the Schools Address will be on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue). The event is open to the public. Supporting sponsors of the event are the Knox County Education Association, the Knox County Council PTA and the Great Schools Partnership. The State of the Schools Address will be broadcast live on KCS-TV on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and AT&T U- Verse Channel 99. Additionally, it will be broadcast on WBIR-10News2 and streamed live at knoxschools.org.
     
    January 29, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).  ​ The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv. ​ Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below: https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2110. All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    January 28, 2015
    WHAT:
    Personalized Learning Environment Showcase: Using Technology to Personalize Learning
     
    WHO:
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; invited guests including business leaders, community leaders and elected officials; teachers; students; and other Knox County Schools’ officials
     
    WHEN:
    Friday, Jan. 30, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
     
    WHERE:
    South-Doyle High School Library and Classrooms (2020 Tipton Station Road)
     
    ADDITIONAL:
    The Personalized Learning Environment Showcase will give education stakeholders an opportunity to witness firsthand the use of technology to elevate curiosity, accelerate learning and transform teaching in the classrooms of the Knox County Schools. Through presentations, simulations, tours through classrooms, videos, demonstrations and a question-and-answer session, attendees will learn how technology can personalize learning for every student and individualize interaction between students and teachers, as stated in the Knox County Schools’ five-year strategic plan, Excellence for Every Child. During the showcase, attendees will spend time interacting with students and teachers to experience a personalized learning environment and learn about the benefits and challenges of this dynamic new classroom.
     
    January 28, 2015
    Two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education could attend the Knox County Schools’ Personalized Learning Environment Showcase, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 9:00-11:30 a.m., South-Doyle High School (2020 Tipton Station Road), to learn more about the district’s use of technology to transform teaching and learning in classrooms.
     
    January 27, 2015
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education could attend the Knox County Schools Partners in Education Regional Conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:30 a.m., at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    January 22, 2015
    WHAT:
    Recognition of grant from I-CAR at South-Doyle High School
     
    WHO:
    South-Doyle High School Collision Repair Teacher Rod McMahan; students in the collision repair class; South-Doyle High School Principal Tim Berry; Dalton Construction Vice President and Knoxville I-CAR Representative Jerry Dalton; other I-CAR representatives; Knox County Schools Career, Technical and Adult Education officials
     
    WHEN:
    Friday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.
     
    WHERE:
    Collision Repair Classroom, South-Doyle High School (2020 Tipton Station Road)
     
    ADDITIONAL:
    Officials from the Knox County Schools will recognize the Collision Repair Education Foundation and Knoxville I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) grant for more than $6,000 recently given to South-Doyle High School. The grant has been used to purchase tools for the study of collision repair. The foundation provides scholarships and grants to enhance the education of students to better prepare them to understand new technology and gain skills necessary to be successful collision industry members. Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present.
     
    January 20, 2015
    On Saturday, Jan. 24, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers, teaching assistants and nurses will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot opens for the third time in the 2014-2015 school year. The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with new and used classroom materials at no charge. Since the depot is driven solely by donations, it is a unique way for local businesses and community members to partner with the school system to provide material support to teachers. All donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom. In its 13 years of service, the Teacher Supply Depot has benefited more than 10,000 Knox County Schools’ professionals and has provided an estimated $2.6 million worth of materials made possible through the support of local businesses and community members. Located at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. in the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Teacher Supply Depot is a joint venture of the Knox County Education Association and Knox County Schools. Although donations are accepted year-round, the Teacher Supply Depot is only open on certain dates throughout each school year. Those planning to shop at the Teacher Supply Depot must bring a school ID or another form of identification to be admitted. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at noon. One more Teacher Supply Depot shopping day will be held this year: Saturday, March 28, 2015.
     
    January 16, 2015
    On Saturday, Jan. 24, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers, teaching assistants and nurses can shop for free classroom supplies when the Teacher Supply Depot opens for the third time in the 2014-2015 school year. Located at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. in the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County educators with a variety of new and used classroom materials at no charge.
     
    January 16, 2015
    The Superintendent’s Evaluation Process Committee will hold its first meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building 1st Floor Boardroom (912 S. Gay Street). The agenda has been published and can be viewed on the KCS website at knoxschools.org or by clicking the link below:
     
    January 16, 2015
    WHAT:
    Groundbreaking celebration at Mooreland Heights Elementary School
     
    WHO:
    Dr. Roy Miller, Principal of Mooreland Heights Elementary School; Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; Amber Rountree, District 9 Representative of the Knox County Board of Education; other Board of Education representatives; and special guests, including elected officials, community members, teachers, parents and students.
     
    WHEN:
    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m.
     
    WHERE:
    Mooreland Heights Elementary School (5315 Magazine Road)
     
    ADDITIONAL:
    This renovation project includes a new 7,500-square-foot, two-story addition to house six new classrooms. It also includes new restrooms, a new stairwell, four new offices, additional parking and electrical upgrades.
     
    January 16, 2015
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. in its Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form. The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org.
     
    January 15, 2015
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will be joined by special guests as he delivers his fourth annual State of the Schools Address on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue). The event is open to the public. The State of the Schools Address will provide an overview of academic progress in the Knox County Schools, give an update on implementation of the five-year strategic plan, entitled Excellence for Every Child, and outline the educational goals and aspirations for the coming year. The State of the Schools Address will be broadcast live on KCS-TV on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It will also be streamed live at knoxschools.org.
     
    January 9, 2015
    Please note that Knox County Board of Education members, Patti Bounds, Terry Hill and Amber Rountree, will be having lunch at The Old Mill (432 N. Cedar Bluff Road) on Jan. 14, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. Other board members might also be in attendance. Board members will pay for their own meals. Please note that official school board business might be discussed.
     
    January 7, 2015
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education will be attending the Tennessee School Boards Association’s orientation session from 1:00-7:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2015, and from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015, at TSBA Headquarters located at 525 Brick Church Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37207.
     
    Detailed information can be found at http://www.tsba.net/School_Board_Academies/Orientation.

2014 Public Notices

  • December 31, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).  ​ The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the links below:
    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    December 12, 2014
    WHAT:
    The Knox County Schools will host a commencement ceremony for its new cohort of school security officers. Randy Nichols, retired Knox County District Attorney General, will deliver the keynote address.
     
    WHO:
    Gus Paidousis, Knox County Schools Chief of Security; Mike McMillan, Chair and District 8 Representative, Knox County Board of Education; Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, Knox County Sheriff’s Office; Chief David Rausch, Knoxville Police Department; 16 graduating officers
     
    WHEN:
    Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 6 p.m.
     
    WHERE:
    Fulton High School Auditorium (2509 North Broadway)
     
    December 11, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may meet on Monday, Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Panera Bread (2000 Cumberland Avenue).  Education issues will be discussed and minutes will be taken.  All board members are welcome to attend and will pay for their own meals.
     
    December 2, 2014
    Please note that following tomorrow night’s board meeting, two or more Board of Education members may meet for dinner at Bistro by the Bijou (807 S. Gay Street). Members will pay for their own meals. Please note that no official school board business will be discussed at dinner.
     
    December 1, 2014
    Please note that as required by the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act (PECCA) of 2011, the Knox County Board of Education has established a “Special Question Committee” for collaborative conferencing.  The Committee, which consists of three Board of Education members, will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 4:15 p.m. in the board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).  The meeting will be streamed live on KCS-TV, and broadcast live on Comcast Ch. 10 and ATT U-verse Ch. 99.
     
    November 25, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).  ​ The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv. ​ Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below: http://knoxschools.org/Page/2110 Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    November 21, 2014
    In keeping with past practice, the Knox County Board of Education will hold a Swearing-In ceremony for newly elected District 2 Board of Education member Tracie Sanger. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the First Floor Boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Judge Kristi Davis will administer the oath of office.
     
    November 19, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members will be having lunch on Friday, Nov. 21 at noon at Clancy's (602 S. Gay Street). No official business is expected to be discussed and board members will pay for their own meals. November 14, 2014 New Board of Education members will be attending a budget orientation meeting on Friday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room located in the Andrew Johnson building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    November 13, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold its mid-month work session on Wednesday, November 19 at 5 p.m. in its Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. Supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.  The mid-month work session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org.
     
    November 7, 2014
    Please note that as required by the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act (PECCA) of 2011, the Knox County Board of Education has established a “Special Question Committee” for collaborative conferencing. The Committee, which consists of three Board of Education members, will meet on Monday, Nov. 10 from 4:15 to 6p in the board room of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The meeting will be streamed live on KCS-TV, and broadcast live on Comcast Ch. 10 or ATT U-verse 99.
     
    Also, please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend the following events: Tennessee School Board Association Leadership Conference and Annual Convention Nov. 14-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center (2800 Opryland Drive). Snowflakes and Packages event on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Depot (318 W. Depot Avenue).
     
    November 4, 2014
    WHAT:
    Community Celebration to recognize and show appreciation for the tremendous efforts of students, teachers, parents and the community to achieve significant academic progress at Austin-East Magnet High School.
     
    WHO:
    Benny Perry, Principal of Austin-East Magnet High School; Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; Gloria Deathridge, Knox County Board of Education District 1 representative; and other special guests. Attendees are expected to include elected officials, community members, teachers, alumnae, parents and students.
     
    WHEN:
    Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 Reception: 5:30-6:00 p.m.; program 6:00-6:30 p.m. The celebration precedes the fall recital, Voices, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theatre
     
    WHERE:
    Austin-East Magnet High School main auditorium (2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue)
     
    ADDITIONAL:
    Academic progress at Austin-East Magnet High School includes the school being removed from any state accountability lists and earning Level 5, the highest level, on the Tennessee Value-added Assessment System for overall literacy, overall numeracy and combined literacy and numeracy in the 2013-14 school year.
     
    October 31, 2014
    Please note that two Board of Education members may be in attendance at bible study fellowship on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. until the end of May at Grace Lutheran Church located at 9076 Middlebrook Pike. Two or more board members may also meet for breakfast prior to the fellowship at Best Bagels located at 120 South Peters Road. No deliberation is expected at either gathering.
     
    October 30, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, there will be an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street). The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv. ​ Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
     
    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    October 29, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold a called meeting for discussion and possible action on continuation of the SAT-10 assessment for 1st and 2nd graders on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda is available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. The session will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org.
     
    October 20, 2014
    A community forum regarding the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) will be held on Tuesday, October 21, at 6 p.m., Bearden Middle School auditorium (1000 Francis Road). The purpose of the forum is to provide information about IB MYP and answer questions from the community. Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be in attendance.
     
    October 15, 2014
    The Knox County Schools will host its District Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at West High School (3326 Sutherland Avenue).  Two or more Board of Education members may be in attendance. October 15, 2014 An informational meeting for Board of Education members will be held regarding the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) at Bearden Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to answer any questions about the MYP proposal. Bearden Middle School principal Sonya Winstead and West High School principal Katherine Banner will host.
     
    October 1, 2014
    Knox County Board of Education member Patti Bounds has invited fellow school board members to a walk-through at Adrian Burnett Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. The school is located at 4521 Brown Gap Road. Two or more Board of Education members may be present.
     
    September 25, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, the Leadership Academy Fellows will present their Capstone Projects in the first floor lobby of the Andrew Johnson Building (3:30 p.m.), followed by an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).  ​ The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the link below:
    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    September 25, 2014
    Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present at the Thank a Teacher Week kickoff breakfast, Sept. 29, 2014, 6:30 a.m., Farragut High School (11237 Kingston Pike).
     
    September 20, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present at the upcoming TSBA Fall District Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Newport Grammar School (301 College Street, Newport) from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m.
     
    September 13, 2014
    Please note that Knox County Board of Education member Terry Hill plans to be at the home of fellow school board member Amber Rountree on Monday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. to visit Mrs. Rountree's baby (2604 Fisher Place). September 9, 2014 Please note that two Board of Education members may be in attendance (Patti Bounds and John Fugate) each Sunday (9 a.m. to noon, and 6-7 p.m.) and Wednesday (5 to 7 p.m.) at Calvary Baptist Church located at 3200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37919.
     
    September 5, 2014
    The Knox County Schools is observing 9/11 in a variety of ways:
     Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., Bearden Middle School (1000 Francis Road): Teaching 9/11. This program will teach community and students about the events of that tragic day by using cross-curricular strategies, dimensional analysis and Common Core State Standards best practices. The program will be led by Steve Shedden, Lead Teacher at Bearden Middle School and Tennessee Common Core Math Consultant and Math Coach. Shedden also is a retired NYPD lieutenant, who has a personal connection to 9/11. Lt. Shedden will be available before and after the session.
     
    Sept. 12, Several schools: Medal of Honor recipients’ visits, school assemblies. As part of the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville, Medal of Honor (MOH) recipients will fly in Blackhawk helicopters to several schools on Sept. 12 and visit with students during assemblies and small-group encounters.
     
    Medal of Honor recipients will visit the following Knox County Schools:
    9:35 a.m.: Hardin Valley Academy (11345 Hardin Valley Road)
    9:35 a.m.: L&N STEM Academy (401 Henley Street)
    9:40 a.m.: Cedar Bluff Middle School (707 N. Cedar Bluff Road)
    9:50 a.m.: Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike)
    10:00 a.m.: Holston Middle School (600 Chilhowee Drive)
     
    Students and staff of L&N STEM Academy will gather at the World’s Fair Park Amphitheatre to hear from two MOH recipients, followed by a student program. As part of the observance at Central High School, the Choral Music Department will present a patriotic program in the auditorium, 10:30-11:30 a.m., featuring military personnel from all branches as well as the MOH recipients.
     
    Other 9/11 observances include the following:
    Sept. 11, West High School (3300 Sutherland Avenue): Moment of silence and flags at half staff.
    Sept. 11, 9:00 a.m., Karns High School (2710 Byington Solway Road): Air Force Junior ROTC and Karns High School Ensemble will gather at the school’s flagpole for a musical tribute and playing of military Taps.
     
    September 4, 2014
    Please note that three Board of Education members may be in attendance (Amber Rountree, Terry Hill and Patti Bounds) each Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. for bible study fellowship at Grace Lutheran Church (9076 Middlebrook Pike) from Sept 10, 2014 (Rountree to start in October) to mid-May 2015.
     
    September 3, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct an extended work session Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, 2014.  Friday’s session will begin at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday’s session will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Both sessions will take place at Café 4 (4 Market Square, Knoxville). The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education tab on the Knox County Schools website, knoxschools.org.  All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    September 3, 2014
    The Bearden High School Curling Club’s "Learn to Curl" session at Ice Chalet in Bearden (100 Lebanon Street), on Sunday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. September 3, 2014 The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book will officially kick off its annual campaign on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at Brickey-McCloud Elementary School (1810 Dry Gap Pike). This year’s book has 26 new merchants offering savings up to $10,000, including $1,500 in savings in Sevier County. The book is celebrating 26 years and is still just $10. At the kickoff event, last year’s top-selling student from Brickey-McCloud will be recognized, and representatives from the coupon book’s presenting sponsor, U.S. Cellular, and major sponsors: First Tennessee, Junk Bee Gone, Rusty Wallace Honda, Rusty Wallace Kia and Stanley Steemer, also will be present. The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book provides funds to meet school needs identified by parents, teachers and school administrators. The 2014 campaign goal is 160,000 books sold, which will net $1.4 million for classroom needs across the county. Since 1989, more than 3 million coupon books have been sold raising more than $29 million for students in the Knox County Schools. The 2014 Coupon Book is more convenient and easier to use than ever. This year, the coupons in the book are divided into convenient sections that match user’s needs: Food • Fun • Home • Retail • Services. The coupon book still costs only $10, and because of continuing efficiencies in producing it, $8 from the sale of each book go to the school where the book is sold. E-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries are funded by $.13 of the proceeds of each book sold, potentially benefitting every child in the Knox County Schools. Last month, the libraries received $20,000 from the 2013 Knox County Schools Coupon Book. Additionally, schools with greater economic need share $.70 from the sale of each book; the cost of printing is $.63 per book, and $.54 of the book’s cost go to cover administrative and student incentive cost. Students and schools sell the coupon books during a two-week campaign, Sept. 4-22, 2014. Additional information, including a list of participating merchants, can be found at knoxschools.org.
     
    August 29, 2014
    11th Annual Knox County Council PTA Education Forum "Assessing Our Future" September 18th 11 AM-1 PM 1st floor Board Room Andrew Johnson Building 912 S. Gay St. (Parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Garage) This will be an informational presentation by Knox County educator, Tiffany Nicely, Lead Instructional Coach and PD Specialist for the Gifted and Talented Department in Knox County Schools. She will discuss standardized tests utilized within the state and district. Registration, networking and boxed lunches will be served at 11 AM. The program and keynote presentation will begin at 11:30 AM followed by a Q & A session at the end. An RSVP is required if you plan to attend due to seating capacity and lunch service. Please respond to Lisa Wilkerson atl.o.wilkerson@hotmail.com by September 15. Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present. The below event will be broadcast live on KCS-TV (Comcast ch. 10 or ATT U-verse ch. 99) and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    August 28, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Prior to the work session, the installation of newly elected Board of Education members will take place at 4:30 p.m., followed by an Executive Session to discuss pending litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building (400 W. Main Street).  ​ The work session and Board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
    Agendas and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website or by accessing the links below:
    All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    August 27, 2014
    WHAT:
    All students at Austin-East Magnet High School are receiving iPads this week as part of the Knox County Schools’ School Technology Challenge (STC) program, an initiative to integrate technology as an additional tool into the classroom to support personalized learning environments for students and teachers. STC was piloted in 2013-2014 with 11 schools, and since that time, additional schools have integrated technology. The devices for Austin-East Magnet High School are funded through a Tennessee School Improvement Grant and Title I funds. During the device distribution, students and their parents will learn about policies and procedures of proper technology use in the Knox County Schools, care of their devices, expectations for proper internet usage and digital citizenship, as well as recommendations for parents for helping their students use the new computers at home. Students will use their iPads throughout the school year for in-class and at- home study.
     
    WHEN:
    Wednesday, Aug. 27 (Students in the Performing Arts small learning community) Thursday, Aug. 28 (Students in the ninth-grade small learning community) All other students received iPads on Aug. 26. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
     
    WHERE:
    Performing Arts Auditorium, Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue)
     
    WHO:
    Parents and students; Austin-East Magnet High School leaders and teachers; Knox County Schools’ Office of Instructional Technology representatives; and others.
     
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present. No official business will be discussed.
     
    August 18, 2014
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may attend Governor Haslam’s visit to Gibbs High School on Tuesday, August 19, 1:15 p.m. No official business will be discussed. Gibbs High School is located at 7628 Tazewell Pike, Corryton. Gov. Haslam will address juniors and seniors about Tennessee Promise, which provides all Tennessee high school graduates with the opportunity to attend a community college or Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees, plus provide them a mentor to help ensure their success.
     
    August 13, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold a called meeting to discuss the Superintendent’s annual evaluation on Monday, August 18 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda and supporting materials are now available on the website at knoxschools.org or by clicking on the link below. Please note that the called meeting is only to discuss the Superintendent’s evaluation. An extension to the Superintendent’s contract is not on the agenda. http://agenda.knoxschools.org/agenda_publish.cfm?mt=ALL&get_month=8&get_year=2014&dsp=ag&ag=289&ln=5993#ReturnTo5993
     
    The called meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv
     
    August 6, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education will hold a called meeting to discuss the Superintendent’s annual evaluation on Monday, August 18 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The full agenda will be posted on the Board of Education page on Thursday, August 14, 2014. The called meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    July 31, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend the Coordinated School Health Awards Breakfast, Aug. 5, 7:45 a.m., at The Foundry (747 World’s Fair Park Drive).
     
    June 4, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend the Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors meeting, June 5, 4 p.m., at the Project GRAD office (700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100).
     
    June 4, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may meet for dinner after tonight’s board meeting at Bistro by the Bijou (807 S. Gay Street). Members will pay for their own meals. Please note that no official school board business will be discussed at dinner.
     
    May 12, 2014
    The Knox County Board of Education and the Knox County Commission will host a joint work session on Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Avenue). The agenda is available online.
     
    May 12, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend Governor Haslam’s visit to Fulton High School on Thursday, May 15 at 1:50 p.m. for the ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Promise bill. This legislation will provide all Tennessee high school graduates with the opportunity to attend a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology free of tuition and fees, plus provide them a mentor to help ensure their success. Fulton High School is located at 2509 North Broadway.
     
    May 12, 2014
    To avoid conflict with the Knox County Commission’s Budget Public Hearing on Monday, May 19, the mid-month Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    April 24, 2014
    Comcast Cares Day volunteers and Knox County School Board members are invited to join together on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 8 a.m. at Lonsdale Elementary School for several school improvement projects.
     
    April 22, 2014
    Please note that the Knox County Board of Education meetings previously scheduled for Monday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 9 have been rescheduled to Monday, June 30 (5 p.m. work session in the Andrew Johnson Building Board Room) and Wednesday, July 2 (5 p.m. regular session in the City-County Building Main Assembly Room).
     
    April 14, 2014
    The Knox County Schools' Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Great Room at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Road).
     
    April 1, 2014
    Knox County Council PTA’s Evening of Elegance on Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Foundry.
     
    March 28, 2014
    Project GRAD Board of Directors on Thursday, April 3, 4 p.m. at the Project GRAD office located on Hill Avenue. Agenda
    Safe Kids Day at the Tennessee Smokies, Thursday, April 10, program begins at 9:30 a.m. and game starts at 11:30 a.m.
    Project GRAD Knoxville Scholars Celebration Dinner on Sunday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center.
    Dine Out for Education, Tuesday, April 15 at participating restaurants.
     
    March 26, 2014
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum regarding the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget process on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at Christenberry Elementary School in the small auditorium (927 Oglewood Avenue). The meeting will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast live on Comcast Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
     
    March 7, 2014
    National School Boards Association Annual Conference Friday, April 4 through Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
    Community-wide presentation by New York Times Best-Selling Author Amanda Ripley at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Bijou Theater, 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902.
     
    Tennessee School Boards Association’s “Board/Superintendent Relations” School Board Academy session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 216 Peregrine Way, Knoxville, TN 37922.
     
    February 28, 2014
    The Knox County Schools' Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the "M" level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    February 24, 2014
    Knox County Schools Teacher of the Year celebration February 25th, 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza (401 W. Summit Hill Drive).
     
    February 24, 2014
    The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, March 6th at 4:30 p.m. in the board room located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building.
     
    February 20, 2014
    Knox County Schools Career Day, Thursday, February 20, 4:-7:30 at the Knoxville Expo Center (5441 Clinton Highway). The event is free of charge and open to all Knox County Schools' eighth graders, high school students, and their parents.
     
    February 19, 2014
    Grammy Award winner and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, presents "The Big 5", Friday, February 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Bearden High School (8352 Kinston Pike). The event is free of charge.
     
    February 19, 2014
    Legislative Briefing at the Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square this Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Legislative Breakfast at SmartBank, 202 Advantage Place (corner of Cedar Bluff and N. Peters Road) on Friday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. Ethics Committee meeting on March 5 at the close of the Board’s regular session meeting or approximately 6 p.m. at the City-County Building Main Assembly Room, 400 Main Street.
     
    February 4, 2014
    Breakfast with Governor Bill Haslam, Friday, February 7, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center (paid event).
     
    February 4, 2014
    The Joint Education Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 6 has been canceled. It is rescheduled for Thursday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building, 1st Floor Board Room.
     
    February 3, 2014
    Joint Board of Education/County Commission work session The Knox County Board of Education and the Knox County Commission will jointly conduct a work session/retreat beginning on Friday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. The session will adjourn on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1p.m. The work session/retreat will take place at RT Lodge, located at 1406 Wilkinson Pike in Maryville. The full agenda and supporting documentation are available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website. All supporting documents may be viewed on the website or downloaded in a PDF form.
     
    January 31, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend the upcoming ProjectGRAD Board meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Whittle Springs Middle School (2700 Oak Lane).
     
    January 14, 2014
    Please note that two or more Knox County Board of Education members could attend the upcoming Partners in Education Regional Conference on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, 7:30 a.m., at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    January 14, 2014
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host a series of District Advisory Council (DAC) meetings during the upcoming school year. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center’s Great Room (801 Tipton Avenue). DAC meeting dates: Tuesday, January 28, 2014: 3rd Quarter Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014: 4th Quarter Meeting
     
    January 7, 2014
    Please note that two or more Board Members will be having dinner following tomorrow night’s Board meeting at Chesapeake’s located at 500 Henley Street. 

2013 Public Notices

  • December 12, 2013
    Location change: Please note that due to a scheduling conflict, the January 8 Board of Education regular session will be held in the boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    Upcoming Joint Education Committee meetings:
    • Thursday, January 9 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
    Both Joint Education Committee meetings will be held in the Andrew Johnson Building (first floor, 912 S. Gay Street). The regular session and committee meetings will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    December 5, 2013
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a called meeting Monday, Dec. 9 to consider the annual evaluation and possible contract renewal or extension for the Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building. Please note that an additional item has been added to the agenda – approval of a contract with Efficient Energy of East Tennessee, LLC for the design, provision, installation, and maintenance of solar panels on fifty-four (54) Knox County Schools for the production of electric power under the Tennessee Valley Authority Green Power Provider Program.
     
    November 26, 2013
    Please note that two or more Knox County Board of Education members could attend the upcoming Project GRAD Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Project GRAD office (700 E. Hill Avenue). More information can be found at projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    November 22, 2013
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a called meeting Monday, Dec. 9 to consider the annual evaluation and possible contract renewal or extension for the Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    November 12, 2013
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend the Knox County Council PTA’s Snowflakes & Packages event on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Depot (318 W. Depot Avenue). Details can be found at knoxcountypta.org.
     
    November 11, 2013
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host a series of District Advisory Council (DAC) meetings during the upcoming school year. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center’s Great Room (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    Future DAC meeting dates:
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013: 2nd Quarter Meeting
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014: 3rd Quarter Meeting
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014: 4th Quarter Meeting
     
    November 6, 2013
    Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Chrissy Haslam, and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman will be visiting Bearden Elementary School Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:45 p.m.
     
    September 31, 2013
    Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6-8 p.m. – “Reach Them to Teach Them” event at the Tennessee Theatre (604 S. Gay Street). Additional information can be found at reachthem2teachthem.org. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. – Knox County Schools coupon book celebration at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue). Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. – School Security Officer Graduation at South Doyle Middle School (3900 Decatur Road). Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11 – Tennessee School Boards Association Leadership Conference and Annual Convention at the Gaylord-Opryland Hotel (2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville). The schedule is attached and additional information can be found at tsba.net.
     
    September 25, 2013
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend an upcoming program entitled, “Parents: The Core to Student Success.” on October 7, 2013. The program is hosted by the Knox County Council PTA, the Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement Department and the Knox County Schools Family Resource Center. The program will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Teacher Supply Depot (709 N. Cedar Bluff Road). Keynote speaker will be Jared Bigham, Director of College and Career Readiness for the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).
     
    September 24, 2013
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    September 23, 2013
    One Wednesday, September 25, 2013 the Great Schools Partnership will host community leaders and partners from across Knox County for an update on what's happening with Community Schools, what's next, and how to get involved and stay informed. The even will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. at the family Justice Center, 400 Harriet Tubman Street. September 16, 2013 Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Legislative Delegation Dinner hosted by Knox County Commission Chairman Brad Anders and State Representative Ryan Haynes. The dinner will be held at 6p.m. at Outdoor America (900 Volunteer Landing). Tennessee School Boards Association’s Fall District East Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Jefferson County’s Patriot Academy ( 1221 Gay Street, Dandridge, TN 37725) from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. Additional information can be found at http://www.tsba.net/getdoc/60d12dd5-910d-482d-b856-108502aa005d/Fall_District_Meetings.
     
    September 10, 2013
    The Knox County Public Library and Knox County Schools have partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives to provide free online tutoring services to students in Knox County this year. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill invite you to attend the launch announcement of "TutorTN" at the Powell Branch Library Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at 9 - 9:30 a.m..
     
    September 10, 2013
    The Knox County Schools L&N STEM Academy will present a Sept. 11 Memorial Program, 10:45-11:10 a.m., on September 11 at the school’s plaza located outside the school building.
     
    Details:
    10:45-10:50: A reading from L&N STEM Academy students on the 9/11 terrorists attacks
    10:50-10:55: Honor Flag Presentation by Woodmen of the World representative, Rochelle Cordova.
    10:55-11:00: Trumpet soloists performing Taps and tolling of the bells to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
    11:00-11:05: Remembrance readings by L&N STEM Academy students; recognition of active and retired servicemen, servicewomen and first responders; recognition of Hayden Cooper, senior at L&N STEM Academy who enlisted on Sept. 5
    11:05-11:10: Presentation of American flag for each classroom; closing remarks by Becky Ashe, Principal, L&N STEM Academy
     
    September 6, 2013
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend the Bike/Walk Knoxville event Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6pm at Belle Morris Elementary School.
     
    September 4, 2013
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend a Common Core State Standards presentation in the auditorium at South-Doyle Middle School, Sept. 5, 6 p.m.
     
    September 4, 2013
    Knox County Council PTA Education Forum, “Beyond the Books…A Look at Career and Technical Education,” on Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1st floor, Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street. For more information, visit knoxcountypta.org.
     
    September 4, 2013
    TSBA Fall District East Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The meeting will take place at Patriot Academy in Jefferson County from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, please visit tsba.net.
     
    September 4, 2013
    Community Schools Community Update, Sept. 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Knoxville Family Justice Center, 400 Harriet Tubman Street. For more information, visit greatschoolspartnership.com.
     
    August 27, 2013
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    August 23, 2013
    The Knox County Schools will host its annual Partners in Education breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in the All Spice Café.
     
    August 2, 2013
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend a staff breakfast at Mooreland Heights Elementary on Monday, Aug. 5 at 8 a.m.
     
    July 31, 2013
    Please note that two ore more members of the Board of Education may be attending the Consolidated School Health Awards Breakfast is Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at the Foundry. July 30, 2013 The Knox County Schools will be hosting a New Teacher Celebration Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central High School to welcome new teachers to the school district. Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent, will be addressing the group.
     
    July 26, 2013
    Two or more Knox County Board of Education members will be attending the New Teacher Celebration Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 2 at Central High School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     
    July 26, 2013
    The Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100. More information can be found at projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    July 25, 2013
    Members of the Knox County Board of Education have been invited to the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic High School Kickoff Classic Luncheon at Thompson-Boling Arena at the University of Tennessee at noon on Friday, July 26.
     
    July 25, 2013
    Two Knox County Board of Education members (Indya Kincannon and Pam Trainor) will appear on DTV (a program televised on Community Television of Knoxville) on Friday, July 26 from 8-9 p.m. to discuss education reform efforts in Tennessee. The show can be viewed on CTV, which is available on Comast cable channel 12, Charter channel 6, Knology channel 6, or ATT U-verse channel 99.
     
    July 15, 2013
    The next Joint Education Committee meeting will be held on Thursday Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building (first floor, 912 S. Gay Street). Several members of the Board of Education will be present. The committee meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/ksctv.
     
    Future Education Committee Meetings are as follows:
    September 5 October 3 November 7 December 5 (all meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held in the Andrew Johnson Building)
    July 11, 2013 The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host a series of District Advisory Council meetings during the upcoming school year. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center’s Great Room (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    Future DAC meeting dates:
    Thursday, September 26, 2013: 1st Quarter Meeting Tuesday
    November 19, 2013: 2nd Quarter Meeting Tuesday
    January 28, 2014: 3rd Quarter Meeting
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014: 4th Quarter Meeting
     
    July 3, 2013
    Members of the Knox County Board of Education have been invited to tour Carter Elementary School, located at 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike, on Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. July 1, 2013 The next Joint Education Committee meeting will be held on Thursday July 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building (first floor, 912 S. Gay Street). The committee meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv. The full agenda is available on the Board of Education page of the Knox County Schools website.
     
    Future Education Committee Meetings are as follows:
    August 8
    September 5
    October 3
    November 7
    December 5
     
    May 28, 2013
    Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100. More information can be found at projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    May 22, 2013
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present at the grand opening ribbon cutting and debut performance of the NEW Knoxville Children's Theatre June 7th, 2013 at 4 p.m. at 109 Churchwell Avenue.
     
    May 2, 2013
    Please note that two or more Board of Education Members may attend the Tennessee School Boards Association’s “Vision for Excellence” School Board Academy session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 216 Peregrine Way, Knoxville, TN 37922.
     
    May 2, 2013
    Based on an unexpected opinion issued by the Law Director’s Office late yesterday, today’s Joint Education Committee meeting has been cancelled. The next education meeting will be held on Thursday June 13th at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building. Because the Joint Education Committee is not exclusively a committee of the School Board nor the County Commission, standing rules and protocols for the Committee will be developed at the next meeting.
     
    Future Education Committee Meetings are as follows:
    July 11
    August 8
    September 5
    October 3
    November 7
    December 5
     
    Meetings will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held in the board room located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    April 29, 2013
    The Education Committee will meet on Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Andrew Johnson Building.
     
    April 25, 2013
    Knox County Commission will attend the Knox County Mayor's budget presentation on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building, 400 West Main Street.
     
    April 25, 2013
    Project GRAD’s 2013 Annual Scholars Celebration Dinner on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center located at 701 Henley Street. More information can be found at projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    April 25, 2013
    Powell Business and Professional Association’s UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour at Powell High School (2136 West Emory Road) on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.
     
    April 24, 2013
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend the 2013 Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 1 to 6 p.m. Details are available online at fourthandgill.wordpress.com.
     
    April 12, 2013
    Staff members with Knox County Schools will meet to discuss Section J of its Board of Education Policies at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the conference room located on the 14th floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    April 10, 2013
    Reggie Mosley, Principal of Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Elementary School, is hosting a Parent and Community Meeting on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. to discuss the collective goals and aspirations for the school. The school is located at 3001 Brooks Road.
     
    April 9, 2013
    The Education Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the Andrew Johnson Building.
     
    April 1, 2013
    United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit West High School and Ritta Elementary School on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
     
    Details as follows:
    10:45-10:55 a.m. - Meet and Greet at West High School for invited guests (3300 Sutherland Avenue) - Secretary Duncan will be joined by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
    11-11:15 a.m. - Classroom visit for invited guests.
    11:20 a.m.-noon - High School Redesign Roundtable for invited guests to discuss changes at West HS over the last several years that have elevated the diverse school to among the best in the district/state. Secretary Duncan and Governor Haslam to make brief remarks.
    12:05-12:20 p.m. - Media Availability
    3-3:15 p.m. - Secretary Duncan hosts "meet and greet" at Ritta Elementary School for invited guests (6228 Washington Pike)
    3:15-4:15 p.m. - Teacher Roundtable for invited guests - closed event
    4:25-4:40 p.m. - Media Availability
     
    March 25, 2013
    Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100. More information can be found at projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    March 25, 2013
    The National School Boards Association Annual Conference which will be held Friday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. More information can be found at annualconference.nsba.org.
     
    March 25, 2013
    Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association Evening of Elegance that will be held Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Rothchilds located at 8807 Kingston Pike. More information can be found at knoxcountypta.org.
     
    March 25, 2013
    Project GRAD’s 2013 Annual Scholars Celebration Dinner on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center located at 701 Henley Street. More information can be found at projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    March 20, 2013
    The time for the April 8, 2013 Board of Education work session has changed to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held on the 1st floor of the Andrew Johnson Building. The Board of Education will hold its regular session on April 9, 2013 at its normal time (5 p.m.) – it will be held in the Main Assembly Room at the City-County Building.
     
    March 19, 2013
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will hold its next District Advisory Council (DAC) meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Great Room at the Sarah Simpson Center, located at 801 Tipton Avenue. The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    March 15, 2013
    Knox County Board of Education Chair Karen Carson and Board Member Indya Kincannon will appear on the “State Your Case” radio show on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. at WNOX located at 8081 Kingston Pike.
     
    March 13, 2013
    Two or more Board of Education members are expected to attend and/or speak at the Bearden Middle School PTA meeting tomorrow (Thursday, March 14) at 8:30 a.m.
     
    February 27, 2013
    Vine Middle Magnet School is holding a Parent and Community Meeting on Thursday, February, 28 at 6 p.m. to continue the conversation regarding the future direction of the school. Dr. Elizabeth Alves, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, and Dr. Clifford Davis, Executive Director of Secondary Education, will host the meeting at Vine Middle School (1807 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue)
     
    February 19, 2013
    Please note that the April Board of Education meeting dates have changed from Tuesday, April 2 (work session) and Wednesday, April 3 (regular session) to the new dates of Monday, April 8 (work session – Andrew Johnson Building) and Tuesday, April 9 (regular session – City County Building). The April mid-month meeting is unchanged and will be on Monday, April 15.
     
    February 18, 2013
    The Knox County Council PTA Student Awards Celebration will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at Bearden Middle School. For more information, please visit knoxcountypta.org.
     
    February 14, 2013
    Board of Education members will attend the annual Tennessee School Boards Association “Day on the Hill” at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Nashville, TN on Wednesday, February 20 beginning at 7 a.m. Members will also attend a legislative dinner with elected state officials at 7 p.m. at the Sunset Grill located at 2001 Belcourt Avenue. More information about the “Day on the Hill” can be found by visiting tsba.net.
     
    February 13, 2013
    The Education Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4 p.m. or immediately following the Knox County Commission work session in the Small Assembly Room at the City-County Building. The agenda is attached for your convenience and has also been published on the KCS website at knoxschools.org. Some committee members may meet for dinner following the meeting in the upper room of the Bistro at the Bijou located at 807 South Gay Street. Committee members will be purchasing their own meals.
     
    February 2, 2013
    Knox County School Board Chair Karen Carson and Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre will be hosting a news conference today (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. to address school safety. The news conference will be held on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson building in the board room and broadcast live on Comcast channel 10 and ATT U-verse channel 99. It will also be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv.
     
    January 31, 2013
    Please note that two or more Knox County Board of Education members may attend the Project GRAD Knoxville Board meeting Thursday, February 7, at 4 p.m. at Lonsdale Elementary School (1317 Louisiana Avenue).
     
    January 29, 2013
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members will be participating in the Knoxville Area Urban League Teen Summit on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and will be held at the James A. Haslam II Business Building on the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus (1000 Volunteer Blvd.).
     
    January 22, 2013
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will hold a District Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Room at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center, located at 801 Tipton Avenue.
     
    Januay 15, 2013
    Please note that Knox County Board of Education members Indya Kincannon (District 2) and Doug Harris (District 3) will meet at Panera Bread at Mercedes Place on Kingston Pike on Thursday, January 17 at 10:15 a.m. to have a general budget discussion.

2012 Public Notices

  • December 19, 2012
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend the Bearden High School PTSO Meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at noon in the Bearden High School Library.
     
    December 7, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting on Thursday, December 20th at 3 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    December 3, 2012
    Members of the Knox County Schools’ Board of Education will have dinner at Tupelo Honey Café (located at 1 Market Square) following its Regular Meeting on Wednesday, December 5. Individuals will pay for their own meals and no official business will be conducted.
     
    November 30, 2012
    Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100.
     
    November 20, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will hold a District Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, November 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center, located at 801 Tipton Avenue.
     
    November 19, 2012
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend the Knox County Council PTA “Snowflakes and Packages” luncheon on Thursday, December 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rothchild Conference Center located at 8807 Kingston Pike.
     
    November 16, 2012
    Several members of the Board of Education will receive training on collaborative conferencing on Monday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    November 8, 2012
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend the Nov. 9 ETMAC Veteran’s Day Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center at 12:30 p.m.
     
    November 8, 2012
    The Knox County Council PTA and Dr. Jim McIntyre will host the 3rd Annual Parental Networking Event with parent and principal leaders on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pond Gap Elementary School (1401 Hollywood Drive). At the event, Principal Susan Espiritu will be presented with the 2012 NDP (National Distinguished Principal) Poster and Principal Creed.
     
    November 6, 2012
    The Knox County Council PTA and Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will hold the Third Annual Parental Networking Event with Principals and Parent Leaders on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pond Gap Elementary School located at 1401 Hollywood Drive.
     
    October 26, 2012
    Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 – Meeting with Darlene Kamine, Executive Director of the Community Learning Center Institute regarding Community Schools. Meeting will be held at the Knoxville Chamber’s large assembly room beginning at 8:30 a.m.
     
    Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 – Reach Them to Teach Them volunteer meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Food City Headquarters (6305 Lonas Drive, Suite 201).
     
    Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 – Reach Them to Teach Them at the Tennessee Theatre (604 S. Gay Street) beginning at 6 p.m. More information can be found at reachthem2teachthem.org.
     
    Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 - The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its next District Advisory Council Steering Committee meeting in the Mezzanine Conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Meeting begins at 3 p.m.
     
    Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman will visit Carter Middle School at 12:30 p.m. to learn about TAP at the school. Commissioner Huffman will also be at a Teacher Talk meeting at Farragut Middle School from 4-5 p.m.
     
    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 – Inskip Elementary School’s 100th Anniversary Celebration at 1 p.m. at Inskip Elementary (4701 High School Road)
     
    Saturday, Nov. 3 – Tuesday, Nov. 6 – The 2012 Tennessee School Boards Association Leadership Conference and Annual Convention at the Nashville Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.
     
    Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 – Knox County Schools Coupon Book Celebration at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    October 23, 2012
    Knox County Schools’ Board of Education members Doug Harris (District 3), Lynne Fugate (Vice Chair, District 4), and Pam Trainor (District 9) will meet at Panera Bread at Mercedes Place located at 4855 Kingston Pike on Wednesday, October 24 at 3 p.m. to discuss the Board of Education’s core values. This is in follow-up to a discussion from its September retreat.
     
    October 22, 2012
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present at tomorrow’s “Teacher Talk” meeting from 4-6 p.m. at Carter High School (210 North Carter School Road). Teacher Talk meetings are centered on teacher feedback and discussion regarding various issues important to public education.
     
    October 22, 2012
    Tomorrow, members of the Knox County Schools Clothing Center PTA will join Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett to make an exciting announcement about the center and its current location. After the announcement, the media is invited to take a quick tour of the facility.
     
    October 9, 2012
    As part of the Knox County Schools’ ongoing policy review process, there will be a staff meeting to review and discuss Policy Section I (instructional programs) on Friday, Nov. 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the mezzanine conference room (Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street).
     
    October 4, 2012
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend Project GRAD Knoxville’s annual Walk for Success on Saturday, October 6 at 9:30 a.m. Ten schools are participating by holding simultaneous walks. For more information, visit projectgradknoxville.org.
     
    October 3, 2012
    Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100.
     
    October 1, 2012
    Please note that the Knox County Board of Education will conduct an executive session with the law director to discuss pending litigation this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. (Monday, Oct. 1, 2012) in the Board conference room on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street. Executive sessions of the Board of Education are not open the public.
     
    September 20, 2012
    Several Board of Education members may attend a Knox County Legislative Delegation Dinner meeting hosted by Commissioner Brad Anders and State Representative Ryan Haynes next Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Legacy Parks Foundation at 900 Volunteer Landing Lane from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Media and the public are welcome to attend.
     
    September 17, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its next District Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center’s Great Room (801 Tipton Avenue).
     
    September 13, 2012
    The Knox County Board of Education is holding a retreat on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be in the Professional Library at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center located at 801 Tipton Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. (View full agenda). Please also note that several members of the Board of Education plan to go to dinner at Aubrey’s located at 6005 Brookvale Lane following the retreat meeting. This is a social gathering and no business will be conducted. All Board of Education members will pay for their own meals.
     
    August 28, 2012
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may attend the PTA Education Forum "The 21st Century Classroom" on Thursday, August 30.
     
    August 27, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, August 29 at 3 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). Please note that Knox County Board of Education vice-chair Indya Kincannon and board member Karen Carson will meet tomorrow (Aug. 28) at 1 p.m. to discuss the Board of Education’s wellness campaign. They will meet at the Cansler YMCA at 1 p.m. (616 Jessamine Street), then walk along the First Creek Greenway. Media and the public (including leashed dogs) are welcome to attend.
     
    August 22, 2012
    Knox County Schools’ Partners In Education will hold its annual Fall Kick-Off Breakfast on Wednesday, August 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Allspice Café.
     
    July 30, 2012
    Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100.
     
    July 27, 2012
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could attend next week’s Charting the COREse conference.
     
    July 10, 2012
    Please note that several members of the Board of Education plan to go to dinner at the Bistro at the Bijou (807 S. Gay Street) following Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. This is a social gathering and no business will be conducted. All Board of Education members will pay for their own meals.
     
    July 9, 2012
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct an executive session with the law director to discuss pending litigation this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. (Monday, July 9, 2012) in the Board conference room on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street. Executive sessions of the Board of Education are not open the public.
     
    June 22, 2012
    Several Board of Education members will meet for coffee on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Panera Bread in the Bearden Place Shopping Center (4855 Kingston Pike). The press and public welcome to attend.
     
    June 4, 2012
    Two or more Board of Education members will be attending the Tennessee School Boards Association training academy at the Hilton Garden Inn (off Peters Road) tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
    June 4, 2012
    Project GRAD Knoxville Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at its office located at 700 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 100.
     
    May 28, 2012
    A roundtable discussion on the Community Schools concept will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Pond Gap Elementary School (1401 Hollywood Rd.). The discussion will involve several County Commissioners, Board of Education members, and school officials.
     
    May 28, 2012
    The Knox County Board of Education work session, originally scheduled for June 4, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. The work session will be held in the boardroom located on the 1st floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    May 27, 2012
    A roundtable discussion on the Community Schools concept will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Pond Gap Elementary School (1401 Hollywood Rd.). The discussion will involve several County Commissioners, Board of Education members, and school officials.
     
    May 15, 2012
    Knox County Board of Education Vice Chair Indya Kincannon (District 2) will meet with several teachers from Christenberry Elementary School on Wednesday May 16, at 4pm at the Time Warp Tea Room (1209 North Central Street).
     
    May 10, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting on Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    May 9, 2012
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may join Chairman Thomas Deakins in the auditorium at Hardin Valley Academy for a “Budget Question and Answer Session” on Thursday, May 10 at 4:15 p.m. The school is located at 11345 Hardin Valley Road.
     
    May 9, 2012
    Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education plan to attend “Stop Talking. Start Doing: Starting a Community School in Knoxville” presentation at University of Tennessee, Knoxville on the sixth floor of the Hodges Library (located at 1015 Volunteer Boulevard) on Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m.
     
    May 2, 2012
    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is partnering with the Knox County Schools in the second stage of a pilot program – the UT Pre-Collegiate Research Scholars Program. The program’s goal is to develop a model for hosting high school students in UT research laboratories so that they may experience the excitement of scientific research and engage in their own original research. Rising seniors from each of our high schools have been working diligently under the direction of their high school teacher mentors and UT faculty mentors in UT research laboratories. As a part of their work, these students have created posters highlighting aspects of their research projects. The attached will provide you with additional information. Student projects will be showcased on Wednesday, May 2, from 4-5 p.m., just prior to the Knox County Board of Education meeting. Projects will be located in the City-County Building’s small assembly room.
     
    May 2, 2012
    Please note that members of the Board of Education plan to go to dinner at the Bistro at the Bijou (807 S. Gay Street) following tonight’s Board of Education meeting. This is a social gathering and no business will be conducted. All Board of Education members will pay for their own meals.
     
    April 26, 2012
    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is partnering with the Knox County Schools in the second stage of a pilot program – the UT Pre-Collegiate Research Scholars Program. The program’s goal is to develop a model for hosting high school students in UT research laboratories so that they may experience the excitement of scientific research and engage in their own original research. Rising seniors from each of our high schools have been working diligently under the direction of their high school teacher mentors and UT faculty mentors in UT research laboratories. As a part of their work, these students have created posters highlighting aspects of their research projects. The attached will provide you with additional information. Student projects will be showcased on Wednesday, May 2, from 4-5 p.m., just prior to the Knox County Board of Education meeting. Projects will be located in the City-County Building’s small assembly room.
     
    April 16, 2012
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend the Block Party event at Fort Sanders Education Development Center located at 501 South 21st Street on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
     
    April 13, 2012
    Please note that two or more Knox County Board of Education members may attend the Tennessee PTA Convention May 3 through May 6 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel located at 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville.
     
    April 13, 2012
    Please note that members of the Knox County Board of Education and Knox County Commission will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 as follow-up to the joint retreat that was conducted earlier in the year. The meeting will be at Calhoun’s on the River (400 Neyland Drive) from 5 to 7 p.m. Individuals will pay for their own meals.
     
    April 10, 2012
    Two or more Board of Education members may attend Project GRAD’s 2012 Annual Scholars Celebration Dinner in honor of its scholarship recipients on Sunday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center located at 701 Henley Street.
     
    April 5, 2012
    Knox County Council PTA will hold its Evening of Elegance to Celebrate Excellence Thursday, April 19 at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center at 6 p.m.
     
    April 4, 2012
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will have lunch at South-Doyle High School’s “Café 304” at noon on Thursday, May 3 with Board of Education members, Kim Sepesi (District 7) and Pam Trainor (District 9). Dr. McIntyre and Board of Education members will pay for their own meals.
     
    April 2, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting on Friday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    March 29, 2012
    The Knox County Board of Education will conduct an executive session to discuss pending litigation at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2 (prior to the Board of Education work session). The session will be held in the Board conference room on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay Street. Executive sessions of the Board of Education are not open the public. March 26, 2012 The Knox County Board of Education will hold an Ethics Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the board room (first floor, Andrew Johnson Building). The meeting will be broadcast streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as available on Comcast ch. 10 and ATT U-verse ch. 99.
     
    March 13, 2012
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host an upcoming community meeting to answer questions and get feedback regarding proposed modifications to the South Doyle Middle School athletic stadium. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 beginning at 6 p.m. in the South Doyle Middle School auditorium.
     
    March 9, 2012
    Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum on Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m. at Fulton High School. The Community Forum will provide attendees with an overview of the budget process and provide information regarding the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget. The meeting will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv, and broadcast live on Comcast Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
     
    February 24, 2012
    Please note the March 5th Knox County Board of Education work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in order to allow board members and school staff to attend the beginning of SCORE’s teacher evaluation listening and feedback session. The Board of Education meeting will still be conducted on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    February 24, 2012
    Representatives from the Knox County Schools will be available on Thursday, March 1 beginning at 4:30 p.m. to discuss aspects of the proposed policy on community use of school facilities. While larger, more frequent users of school facilities have already met with school officials, this meeting is designed for other organizations that have not previously dialogued with representatives from the Knox County Schools. The meeting will take place at the West High School mini-auditorium located at 3326 Sutherland Avenue.
     
    February 16, 2012
    Please note that two or more Knox County Board of Education members will attend the annual Tennessee School Boards Association “Day on the Hill” at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Nashville, TN on Tuesday, February 21 beginning at 7 a.m. Members will also attend a legislative dinner with elected state officials at 7 p.m. at the Sunset Grill located at 2001 Belcourt Avenue. More information about the “Day on the Hill” can be found by visiting tsba.net.
     
    February 10, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting on Friday, Feb. 17 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The District Advisory Council, which is composed of parent/community representatives from each school, helps identify and drive parent engagement strategies and activities for the Knox County Schools.
     
    February 7, 2012
    "Honoring the Roots of Your School PTA" - Knox County PTA Founders Program - Knox County Council PTA will honor Mrs. Eva Wiggins Mapp at A. L. Lotts Elementary School February 9, 2012 at 8 p.m.. The A. L. Lotts Singers will entertain. Check out the list of events that your school can participate in. Honor that special volunteer that represents the root of your PTA. Contact Karen Messing: email: kmessing@charater.net.
     
    February 6, 2012
    Please note that the Board of Education’s March Mid-Month work session has been moved from Monday, March 26 to Monday, March 12. The meeting will take place at its normal time and location: 5 p.m. in the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building.
     
    January 24, 2012
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6-7 p.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue). The District Advisory Council, which is composed of parent/community representatives from each school, helps identify and drive parent engagement strategies and activities for the Knox County Schools.
     
    January 9, 2012
    Please note that immediately following the Knox County Board of Education regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, members of the Board of Education will have dinner at Calhoun’s on the River (400 Neyland Drive). Individuals will pay for their own meals, and no official business will be discussed.

2011 Public Notices

  • December 13, 2011
    Governor Bill Haslam will visit the L&N STEM Academy on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. EST. The visit will include an update from the Principals at the L&N STEM Academy and a roundtable discussion with students.
     
    December 13, 2011
    The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its Steering Commmeeting on Friday, Jan. 6 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The District Advisory Council, which is composed of parent/community representatives from each school, helps identify and drive parent engagement strategies and activities for the Knox County Schools.
     
    December 8, 2011
    The Knox County Council PTA will host "Snowflakes and Packages" tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Rothchild's Catering. Snowflakes and Packages is an annual fund-raising effort that will benefit the Knox County Clothing Center, the Teacher Supply Depot, and the student scholarship fund.
     
    November 22, 2011
    The Special Question Committee will meet on Monday, November 28th at 4:15 p.m. in the Board Room located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The purpose will be to review and certify the results of the election. Four Board of Education members serve on the committee.
     
    November 7, 2011
    The first meeting of the Knox County Board of Education Special Question Committee for collaborative conferencing will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. in the Board Room located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street).
     
    November 4, 2011
    Knox County Council PTA’s 2nd Annual Networking Event on Monday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the L&N STEM Academy, located at 401 Henley Street in Knoxville. Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA) Annual Convention Nov. 13-15 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville. Additionally, two or more board members may have dinner at Solario’s restaurant on Nov. 13 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
     
    October 4, 2011
    The Knox County Board of Education Ethics Committee will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. (prior to the Midmonth Work Session). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current Knox County Schools Ethics Policy (BH).
     
    September 30, 2011
    Several board members will attend a TSBA Training Module on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Peregrine Way, in Knoxville.
     
    September 19, 2011
    The Tennessee School Board Association will hold its annual fall district meeting for the East Tennessee region on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Hardin Valley Academy (11445 Hardin Valley Road). Two or more Knox County Board of Education members may be present. The Council of West Knox Homeowners will hear a redistricting presentation at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (621 North Cedar Bluff Road).
     
    September 12, 2011
    The Knox County Joint Redistricting Committee will conduct a public forum for public input on the proposed redistricting plans on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room located on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). The Committee will meet again on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. in the same location. Both meetings will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, and also available on Comcast cable channel 10 and AT&T U-verse channel 9.
     
    September 1, 2011
    Please note that there may be two or more Board of Education members present at tonight’s PTA meeting at the Ft. Sanders Education Development Center (501 South 21st Street). Meeting begins at 5:30p.
     
    August 29, 2011
    Please note that members of the Board of Education may go to dinner at Bella Luna (15 Market Square) following tonight’s Called Meeting. This is a social gathering and no business will be conducted. All Board of Education members will pay for their own meals.
     
    August 19, 2011
    The Knox County Redistricting Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Andrew Johnson Building. The public is welcome to attend.
     
    August 5, 2011
    Please note the following two celebrations occurring this week:
    Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. – ribbon cutting for the renovation and expansion of Ball Camp Elementary School (9801 Middlebrook Pike)
    Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. – ribbon cutting for the opening of the new Knox County STEM Academy at the L&N Station (on Henley Street)
     
    August 4, 2011
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members could be present at tomorrow’s new teacher orientation event. It will be held from 9-11 a.m. at Bearden High School.
     
    August 2, 2011
    Project GRAD will be hosting a board meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 4 p.m. at the Project GRAD office (700 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville). Additionally, the Knox County Joint Redistricting Committee will meet on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville). There may be two or more Knox County Board of Education members present at this meeting. The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
     
    July 20, 2011
    The Tennessee School Boards Association will conduct a Summer Law Institute at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on July 22nd and 23rd.
     
    July 7, 2011
    Two Board of Education members (Kim Sepesi and Mike McMillan) will tape Tennessee This Week tomorrow, Friday, July 8, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the WATE-TV studios located at 1306 Broadway NE.
     
    July 6, 2011
    The Joint Knox County Board of Education and Knox County Commission Redistricting Task Force Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 4p.m. in the Board Room, 1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org/kcstv, as well as broadcast on Comcast Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
     
    June 29, 2011
    Knox County Board of Education members Lynne Fugate and Pam Trainor will be having lunch on Friday, July 1, 2011 at noon at Gourmet Market, to discuss community engagement issues.
     
    June 20, 2011
    Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present at the upcoming Joint Redistricting planning meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at 4 p.m. in the Commission Conference Room (Room 640) in the City County Building.
     
    June 7, 2011
    On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 there will be two meetings where two or more members of the Board of Education may be present:
    10:00 a.m.: Superintendent’s Evaluation Committee meeting – in the Small Board Room of the Andrew Johnson Building
    3:15 p.m.: Joint Board of Education and County Commission Redistricting Committee Meeting - in the Board Room in the Andrew Johnson Building
     
    June 1, 2011
    Please note that there may be several Board of Education members present at the upcoming Project GRAD board meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Project GRAD offices.
     
    May 24, 2011
    Please note that the Board of Education meetings for July, 2011 originally scheduled for July 11th and 13th have been changed to: Tuesday, July 5th – Work Session Wednesday, July 6th – Regular Session.
     
    May 14, 2011
    The Jobs for Justice organization is holding a meeting on Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m., at the Workers Unite Building, 124 North Broadway to discuss outsourcing of custodial services in the Knox County Schools. Board members have been invited, and two or more members may elect to attend.
     
    May 12, 2011
    Several Board of Education members will be attending a Tennessee School Boards Association training module on Thursday, May 19 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 214 Peregrine Way, Knoxville, TN.
     
    April 27, 2011
    Please be advised that today’s Board of Education mini-retreat will now be held at Capital Mark Bank and Trust, located at 551 West Main Street. The meeting will be held in the conference room and will begin at 2 p.m.
     
    April 18, 2011
    Please note that several Knox County Board of Education members could be present at the upcoming PTA Evening of Elegance event – Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Rothchild Conference Center located at 8807 Kingston Pike.
     
    April 14, 2011
    There will be a Community Meeting with residents of the Northshore Town Center regarding the design of the new Southwest Sector Elementary School on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. Dr. Jim McIntyre, Doug Dillingham and Lanis Cope of Cope Associates, Inc. will be at the meeting. The meeting will be held in the Northshore Town Center Park Pavilion. In the case of inclement weather, we will advise of an alternate location.
     
    April 7, 2011
    Please be advised that several members of the Knox County Board of Education may be in attendance at the Tennessee PTA Conference, held April 8-10, as well as the Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 9 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville. Additionally, some members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend the Central High School performance of “Phantom of the Opera” on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at Central High School.
     
    April 6, 2011
    Please note that several board members are planning to go to dinner after tonight’s Board of Education meeting at Sangria’s, located at 35 Market Square. Additionally, please note that two or more board members may be in attendance at tomorrow’s Project GRAD meeting at 4 p.m. in the Project GRAD office.
     
    March 24, 2011
    The Knox County Board of Education Redistricting Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 29th at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Andrew Johnson Building to continue discussions on the redistricting process. The meeting will be streamed live on knoxschools.org and will also be available on Comcast Cable Channel 10.
     
    March 21, 2011
    Two or more Knox County Board of Education members may be present at the Policy Review Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Mezzanine Conference room located in the Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street. The Committee will review Board policies B and C.
     
    March 8, 2011
    Several members of the Knox County Board of Education’s Redistricting Committee will meet on Thursday, March 10 at 4 p.m. in the Small Board Room in the Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the redistricting process for school board districts.
     
    February 22, 2011
    Several members of the Knox County Board of Education’s Redistricting Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:30 a.m. in the Small Board Room in the Andrew Johnson Building. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Committee’s process to develop redistricting recommendations for the Board of Education.
     
    February 20, 2011
    There could be two or more Knox County Board of Education members present at the Feb. 22 Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) "Day on the Hill." The event will be from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Downtown Sheraton in Nashville. Each February, TSBA sponsors a legislative breakfast in Nashville bringing school board members, superintendents and state legislators together for a discussion about pending legislation and public education.