Friendly Reception

School board 4-24-19

The Knox County school board enthusiastically approves a $506.6 million proposed budget and a capital plan with three new elementary schools.

Within the Lines

Superintendent Bob Thomas

Knox County Schools proposes a budget that boosts teacher pay and stays inside existing revenue projections.

Setting the Goals

Knox County schools strategic plan

Improved reading and math scores and a more diverse workforce are among the aims in Knox County Schools’ new five-year plan.

Career Magnet Pushback

Career Magnet Academy students

As students, parents and staff rally to save an endangered school, a majority of the school board seems inclined to support them.

Dispatches From the Divide

Andrew Johnson Building

Lynne Fugate and Amber Rountree were often opposing voices on a fractious school board. We talked to both of them before they left the board at the end of August.