Sending Messages

Kristi Kristy and Betsy Henderson at the Jan. 12 school board meeting.

The school board approves a custodial contract and a set of legislative priorities, both with some sharp divides.

Broom Brigade

Photo of a person using a wetvac to clean a floor.

Facing a chronic custodian shortage, Knox County Schools aims to hire $1 million worth of outside help. But what’s the long-term solution?

Different Approach to Disparities

Knox County Schools administrator Brian Hartsell speaking in an auditorium at a meeting about racial disparities

Superintendent Jon Rysewyk is moving away from an eight-year effort to measure racial and economic gaps — but he says they remain priorities.

Charter Preparation

Elizbath Fiveash standing at lectern addressing school board

Ahead of expected applications to open new schools, the Board of Education gets a refresher on how to handle them.

New School Board Makes Its Mark

Pictures of all nine members of the school board at the Oct. 5 meeting.

In split votes, the board’s Republican majority pulls out of an association with other large districts and drops discipline disparities from the superintendent’s evaluation.

New Schools for a New Year

Lonsdale Elementary

Lonsdale and Adrian Burnett will open new buildings this fall, while the school board prepares to purchase property in Farragut.