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    Information regarding April 18, 2017 cancellation

    April 18, 2017 Dear Knox County Families, We are sharing this letter online to provide you with accurate information, to discourage rumors, and ask for your assistance. On Monday evening, April 17, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from an outside police agency stating that a threat had been made against Knox County, Kentucky […]

    Information Regarding April 3-5, 2017

    Dear Knox County Families, Our school district is among others that is continuing to face high absenteeism due to on-going spread of influenza (flu) and flu-like symptoms.  The spread of this illness is impacting the health of our students, staff, and their families. We are notifying you of the decision to cancel school on April […]

    Knox County Art Awards held

    The county’s best artwork will soon be on display as part of the GFWC KY Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club’s annual Knox County Art Show. The awards program for the presentation of first, second, third and honorable mention for each grade category and best of show was held on Monday evening, March 20, at the First United […]

    Community forums postponed to gather additional feedback

    The Knox County Board of Education is postponing three community forums originally set for this week in order to collect additional feedback from stakeholders. The forums were part of a continued focus on career readiness, with discussions set to be centered on the need for a new Career and Technology Center. “We are hearing very […]

    Input needed on handbooks for 2017-2018

    The Knox County Board of Education is soliciting feedback for changes to the student and employee handbooks for the 2017-2018 school year. All stakeholders (students, staff, families, and community) are invited to provide the Board with suggestions to improve the policies that govern student and staff conduct.   The feedback received will be reviewed by the […]

    Parents of exceptional children invited to take survey

    Parents of exceptional children in the the Knox County Public Schools (those with an individual education plan / IEP) are invited to complete a survey to share their experience with special education services provided by the district’s schools. The brief online survey, accessible online at www.kypso.org, is to share information on special education services for […]

    Save the date for Preschool registration

    Will your child be eligible for preschool this fall?   Save the date for our annual spring preschool/headstart application and screening event to be held on May 12, 2017.  Details will be made available later this spring. Knox County’s preschool education programs are available for all four-year-old children whose family income is no more than […]

    Knox educators encouraged to TELL Kentucky

    From now through March 31, school-based certified educators in all 173 Kentucky school districts will be able to share their thoughts about the working conditions in their schools through the 2017 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey. The TELL Kentucky Survey is designed to gather a variety of information from teachers, counselors, principals […]

    Family Guide to the Flu – Prevention and Treatment

    The Knox County Public Schools are committed to a safe, healthy environment for our students and staff.  The following informational flyer provides information for families about preventing and treating the flu virus.  An electronic downloadable copy is available online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/a-flu-guide-for-parents.pdf