Knox 2018: Knox County Schools

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Knox 2018: Knox County Schools

The balance shifts on a fractious board. What's next in the post-McIntyre era?

by scott barker and jesse fox mayshark • September 4, 2018

This story is a part of a Special Report. Read the rest here.

The Knox County School Board is in something of a muddle.
To understand the current state of confusion, it is necessary to rewind a few years to the tenure of former Superintendent Jim McIntyre.
Three seats turned over in this year’s elections. In South Knoxville’s 9th District, mellifluously named challenger Kristy Kristi defeated mellifluously named incumbent Amber Rountree. In East Knoxville’s 1st District, newcomer Evetty Satterfield takes the place of two-term incumbent Gloria Deathridge, who decided not to seek another term. Similarly, in the West Knox 4th District, Virginia Babb steps in for the dep...

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