Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Proposed High School Start Times - 9:30

Dr. McIntyre has proposed some of our high schools to start at 9:30 instead of 8:30 for the 2009-2010 school year. The change in start time would provide over $700K in transportation cost savings.

The only high school proposed for later start time in the 6th District - Hardin Valley Academy.

Other schools proposed for later start times - Bearden High, West High, Central High, Fulton High, South-Doyle High, Gibbs High and KAEC.

Please send your thoughts to me at regarding the proposed high school start time of 9:30.


Pre-Kindergarten Roundup scheduled
Knox County Schools will hold a Pre-Kindergarten Round Up to receive applications for the Governor’s Voluntary Pre-K Program the week of April 27 at 13 sites around the county. To attend the Pre-K Program, students must be four years old on or before September 30, 2009 and reside in Knox County.
All applications will be accepted however, students who qualify for free or reduced price meals will be enrolled first. If space is available, other may be enrolled who meet any of the following criteria:
Receive special education services · Non-English speakers· Are in state custody· Have a history of abuse/neglect
Families are asked to bring proof of residency in Knox County (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.) and verification of income (W-2 form, verification of sibling’s free/reduced meal status, paycheck stub, AFDC, etc.)
Acceptance into the program and specific locations of programs for the 2009-10 school year will be determined following grant approval from the Tennessee State Department of Education.
Applications will be taken at the Pre-K school sites at the following times: Monday, April 27th 3:00-6:00 PM
Karns Elementary Preschool Mooreland Heights Elementary Pleasant Ridge Elementary Sunnyview Primary (3:00-5:00 PM)
Tuesday, April 28th 3:00-6:00 PM
Brickey-McCloud Elementary East Knox Elementary Gibbs Elementary Sarah Moore Greene Elementary South Knox Elementary West Hills Elementary West View Elementary
Thursday, April 30th 3:00-6:00 PM Ft. Sanders Center Ritta Elementary
For more information, contact the school or visit the Knox County Schools website at