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Teachers Receive Free Classroom Supplies

More than 150 teachers in the Knox County Schools shopped at the Teacher Supply Depot on Jan 24, 2015, to receive free supplies for their classrooms. The Teacher Supply Depot opens four times each year for teachers, teaching assistants and nurses in the Knox County Schools. The final opening for the 2014-2015 school year is March 28, 2015.

The Depot provides new and used classroom materials at no charge. Since the depot is driven solely by donations, it is a unique way for local businesses and community members to partner with the school system to provide material support to teachers. All donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom.

In its 13 years of service, the Teacher Supply Depot has benefited more than 10,000 Knox County Schools’ professionals and has provided an estimated $2.6 million worth of materials made possible through the support of local businesses and community members.

Located at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. in the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Teacher Supply Depot is a joint venture of the Knox County Education Association and Knox County Schools.