Knox schools aim at equality

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From Staff Reports

All Knox County Schools students should have an equal chance at a quality education regardless of their background and officials say they are giving the public a chance to ask questions about how the system plans to make that goal a reality.

The public will be able to submit questions in advance of a Dec. 10 meeting of the KCS Disparities in Educational Outcomes Steering Committee. The meeting will take place online due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and will be streamed through the system’s Web site, according to Superintendent Bob Thomas.

 “One of the three priorities in our district’s strategic plan, which was approved last year, is to eliminate disparities in academic achievement and discipline among student subgroups,” Thomas said. “Knox County Schools believes every student should be given the opportunity to achieve academic success regardless of their life experiences, culture, or economic status.”

Questions for the committee should be submitted by Dec. 9 to deo@knoxschools.org so “we can provide answers that are as comprehensive as possible during the meeting. The meeting will be streamed on our website, and a summary will be posted following the event. We will also work to provide subsequent updates that address follow-up questions and feedback.”