• USDA Notice

    “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination a against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (in Spanish).

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer”.

  • Nondiscrimination

    Knox County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html. For the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquires regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Jennifer Hemmelgarn

    Jennifer Hemmelgarn

    Assistant Superintendent of Business & Talent
    P.O. Box 2188
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-2188
    (865) 594-1903 phone
    (865) 594-5014 fax
    Briana Hinton


  • Complaint Information

    The Knox County Board of Education is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.  This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U. S. Rehabilitation Act.  If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact our Central Office at (865) 594-1800 or complete our Questions and Feedback Form. We are continually striving to improve the accessibility standards of our website.

    Anyone who believes that the Knox County School System has discriminated against them or another individual may file a complaint.  Knox County Schools has designated the following people to handle such grievances to comply with the law.  Student complaints on the basis of disability under the IDEA should be directed to Melissa Massie, Director of Student Support Services, Room 909 of the Andrew Johnson Building, telephone number (865) 594-1540.  All other complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetics, or veteran status should be directed to Jennifer Hemmelgarn, Title VI, Title IX, ADA, and OCR Coordinator, Room 1518 of the Andrew Johnson Building, telephone (865) 594-1929.”