Due to delays in the construction schedule, Mill Creek Elementary School will open in August as a kindergarten through 2nd grade (K-2) school for the 2023-24 school year. Students who are zoned for Mill Creek Elementary and will be a rising 3rd, 4th or 5th grader will remain at their current school.
“As with many projects across the country, our contractor has faced construction delays due to materials and labor challenges,” Superintendent Dr. Rysewyk said. “While we are disappointed that Mill Creek Elementary won’t be ready for all its students, we are excited to welcome rising kindergartner, 1st, and 2nd graders to this new school in August.”
Knox County Schools will offer a one-time “sibling stay” to families who have a rising kindergartner, 1st, or 2nd grader AND a rising 3rd, 4th or 5th grader zoned for Mill Creek Elementary. This would allow a K-2 student to remain at their current school with their older sibling for the 2023-24 school year only. Transportation will be provided to eligible families.
“Given the circumstances, I believe this is the best possible solution,” said Sunny Scheafnocker, principal of Mill Creek Elementary. “We are in the process of hiring staff and working very hard to make sure that we create a welcoming environment for students and families when we open.”
Mill Creek Elementary will open as a kindergarten through 5th grade (K-5) school for the 2024-2025 school year.