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Teacher Supply Depot Opens March 28; Final Opening of School Year

On Saturday, March 28, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers, teaching assistants, nurses and others will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot (709 N. Cedar Bluff Road) opens for the fourth and final time in the 2014-2015 school year.

The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with 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.

Although donations are accepted year-round, the Teacher Supply Depot is only open on certain dates throughout each school year. Those planning to shop at the Teacher Supply Depot must bring a school ID or another form of identification to be admitted. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at noon.

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.