2020 Revue: Knox County Schools

Tanya Coats addresses school board

After the pandemic caught school leaders flat-footed, a scramble for technology led to a successful if stressful fall semester.

Searches and Quarantines

Betsy Henderson sworn in

After swearing in a new member, the Board of Education grapples with the many different meanings of school safety in 2020.

Pandemic Lessons

Robert Gowan and Elisabeth Millsaps

Superintendent Bob Thomas makes an appeal for in-person instruction, as Knox County teachers await clarity on evaluations and testing.

Knox County 2020: A Primer

Knox County 2020

As we mark our 2nd anniversary, we survey what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape.

Ready to Go

Tim Burchett at TVA ribbon-cutting

A ribbon-cutting marks the start of work to turn TVA’s East Tower into offices for Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee.

School Board Mandates Masks

Evetty Satterfield

Concerned about inconsistencies between schools, Knox County makes clear that students, staff and visitors will need face coverings indoors.

Balancing Risk

The school system’s plan for reopening in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t finalized, but there will be a remote learning option.

Multiple Choices

school board task force

As Knox County Schools sorts out options for reopening this fall, a community task force says parents need to hear more clarity.