Career Magnet Pushback
As students, parents and staff rally to save an endangered school, a majority of the school board seems inclined to support them.
by jesse fox mayshark • january 10, 2019
career magnet academy students abbie taylor, amber smith and destiny tozer support their school at the school board work session wednesday night.
Confronting a meeting room full of parents and high school students from the struggling Career Magnet Academy, most members of the Knox County school board Wednesday night voiced support for revamping the school rather than closing it.
Low enrollment means the highest cost-per-student of any Knox County high school.
“Career Magnet Academy is not going anywhere,” board member Tony Norman told the crowd, drawing a loud round of applause. “You’re there. It’s going to be there.”
But board Chair Terry Hi...
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