In 2009, the Knox County Board of Education unanimously approved the Knox County Schools five-year strategic plan, which provides a detailed blueprint of ongoing instructional work. It also serves as a practical document that gives faculty and staff guidance in the myriad of important decisions they make every day to provide an effective education for all children.
As that initial five-year strategic plan came to an end, the Knox County Board of Education engaged the community to develop the next five-year draft strategic plan, for 2014-2019. Knox County Schools is currently in year four of that five-year strategic plan. Seeking input from the community on the contents of the next strategic plan, which will be a three-year plan, Knox County Schools has scheduled nine community meetings—one for each school district—in January and February.
The meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
District 5: Tuesday, Jan. 9 at West Valley Middle School
District 4: Thursday, Jan. 11 at West High School
District 1: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Vine Middle School
District 8: Thursday, Jan. 18 at Carter Middle School
District 7: Monday, Jan. 22 at Powell Middle School
District 2: Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Whittle Springs Middle School
District 6: Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Northwest Middle School
District 9: Thursday, Feb. 1 at South-Doyle High School
District 3: Monday, Feb. 5 at Cedar Bluff Middle School
Each meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and consist of a brief introduction and explanation of the process followed by a breakout discussion led by volunteer facilitators and a report back in the main meeting room.
Though the meetings are designated as district meetings, each is open to the entire public. If any meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather, one make-up meeting will be scheduled in February.