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Early Release Info

Knox County Schools will implement an important calendar change for the upcoming school year. In May, the Board of Education approved a proposal to create six early-release days for students in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. This proposal is aimed at improving student learning outcomes by:

  • Giving teachers regular, designated times to prepare lessons and evaluate student progress;
  • Allowing educators from different subject areas to collaboratively discuss the well-being and academic performance of individual students;
  • Allowing educators from common subject areas (i.e., math teachers, ELA teachers, etc.) to share insights about curriculum, teaching methods and assessment practices; and
  • Helping principals provide professional development to their staff.

Early release days will be held on the following dates in the 2023-24 school year:

  • August 16, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • January 24, 2024
  • February 14, 2024
  • March 20, 2024