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Mayor, Superintendent make budget announcement

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre hosted a joint news conference on Monday, June 8 to outline a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would, in part:


  • Provide A 2% raise for teachers in the Knox County Schools, plus allow for $1 million in budget cuts by the Knox County Schools
  • Amend the capital improvement plan budget to include the building of both Hardin Valley and Gibbs middle schools
  • Develop a plan to sell the Andrew Johnson building


The MOU must be approved by both the Knox County Commission and the Knox County Board of Education.

Download Draft MOU document


Full Press Conference Video: