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Knox County Schools Seeks to Move to eCards

Knox County Schools finance personnel have made arrangements to inactivate and cancel all six school system credit cards, and have asked to participate exclusively in Knox County’s electronic commerce card (“e-card”) and travel card program. The move comes in response to admitted misuse of a school system credit card by an employee.

Assistant Superintendent Bob Thomas made the e-card request to County Finance Director Chris Caldwell at a meeting this morning. 

Knox County Government currently uses an e-card system, which is a commercial charge card system to acquire certain goods and services. The card offers an alternative method of payment for purchases that otherwise would have been purchased or paid for by other means, such as a traditional credit card, purchase order or check. 

“Our intent in moving exclusively to an e-card system is to capitalize on the best practices of county government, and to ensure tighter controls and more checks and balances,” said Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre. “Inappropriate use of funds and late payments are unacceptable, and partnering with the County will help us immediately address these issues.”

The school system will seek to work with the Knox County Finance Office during the next several weeks to transition to the new system.