Weekly Watch: Jan. 3-9, 2022

The new year kicks off with the Knox County school board on a new meeting schedule, and a pair of public input sessions on the city’s search for a new police chief.

Stuck at 3rd?

School desks

Only about 40 percent of Knox County 3rd graders typically read at grade level. A new state law could hold the rest of them back.

Party Time?

Schoolhouse

As the Legislature opens the door for partisan school board elections, Knox County officials are unsure of the implications.

Redistricting Moves Forward

County Commission at redistricting meeting

After rejecting a delay, County Commission approves a new district map that will divide some communities but preserve the majority-minority 1st District.