Based on the COVID-19 information available today, Knox County School families who might want to take advantage of a virtual school option in the coming school year (if schools reopen in the fall) to complete a survey by Tuesday, July 7. Apply for additional Pandemic-EBT card by July 13.
KNOXVILLE, TN (July 1, 2020) – Knox County Schools is working on a reopening plan for the fall semester, and Superintendent Bob Thomas will share that plan with the Board of Education on July 15.
Our goal is to return to an in-person school setting in the fall if we can do so while reasonably protecting the health and safety of our students and staff.
However, we recognize that in this scenario some families would not be comfortable with a return to school. As a result, we will have a virtual option for those students.
We are still finalizing the details of this program, but for planning purposes and in order to make decisions about staffing and resources, we need to know how many parents would most likely utilize this virtual option.
With that in mind, we are asking KCS families who would most likely utilize the virtual school option — assuming that schools are reopened in the fall and based on the information available today — to complete an online survey by Tuesday, July 7. Families who would NOT utilize a virtual option DO NOT need to complete the survey.
This decision is not binding, but family responses will be extremely important to help the district plan for the future. When further details of the program are announced, families will be asked to enroll if interested.