Teacher Supply Depot Opens August 9

On Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers and teaching assistants will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year. Knox County Schools’ nurses also are invited to shop for supplies for school clinics […]

SPEAK Provides Additional Information on the “Regional Support Structure” Proposed in the KCS 2020 Strategic Plan

  Dear Knox County School Board,   SPEAK is concerned that you were not fully informed about the model   proposed in the Strategic Plan 20/20 Goal: “Establish a regional support structure.”   Last night at the BoEd work session Ms. Kincannon and Ms. Carson asked the Superintendent pointed questions about the explicit meaning of “Establish […]

6th, 9th Grade Orientations Set for Aug. 8

On Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-noon, the Knox County Schools will hold student orientations for rising sixth and ninth graders to help transition those students into middle and high school. Orientations will be held at all middle and high schools where the students are based. Bus service will be provided.   During orientation, transitioning […]

What's New at the Tennessee Valley Fair

The Tennessee Valley Fair is set to debut a variety of unique new competitions and attractions for East Tennesseans to enjoy, September 5-14:   Medal of Honor Photography Competition Enter a photograph that represents the core values of the Congressional Medal of Honor: Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Sacrifice, Citizenship and Patriotism. Youth and adult divisions available. […]

Test Time for School Board

For the past year, Knox County Schools administration has been working on a strategic plan for the next five years. Last fall KCS asked the community what was good, bad and what to do next. The superintendent presented the administration’s proposed plan in late June. The superintendent wants the Board to approve the plan at […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 4, 2014

Estate of Kenneth W. Emert Docket Number 75146-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of July, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Kenneth W. Emert who died May 17, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, […]

Knoxville Focus for August 4, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Daniel looks to make changes if elected By Ken Lay Martin Daniel is looking to make changes and give the government back to the people. He’s a self-proclaimed defender of the Constitution and a champion for small business. Daniel, who is challenging Steve Hall for the 18th District […]

Publisher’s Position: The Superintendent of Oz

By Steve Hunley “There’s some extraordinary learning going on out there!” That has been a constant cry from Knox County superintendent of schools James McIntyre during his tenure in office.  Last week some 12 superintendents issued a press release they would be meeting at Pellissippi State, yet the meeting was abruptly cancelled just a couple […]