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A message from the Superintendent 

Dr. James P. McIntyre Jr., Superintendent

Dr. Mcintyre, Superintendent of Knox County Schools

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Knox County Schools’ Families,

As our students begin a new academic year, I wanted to take a moment to officially welcome you back to school.

It is truly a remarkable time for public education in the State of Tennessee and here in the Knox County Schools. The Knox County Board of Education and the Knox County Commission approved a school system budget of $404,710,000, which provides an additional $7 million to the Knox County Schools over natural revenue growth. This investment will allow us to enact some of the important instructional initiatives identified in our Strategic Plan, such as an expanded early literacy initiative, tutoring programs for struggling students, academic enrichment, instructional supports for teachers, enhancement of our magnet programs, and expansion of our successful community schools initiative.

Please know that we take the responsibility and the privilege of educating your children very seriously. We know the partnership between parents and teachers provides the best foundation for children to succeed. If there are ways we can support you better, please do not hesitate to contact us at (865) 594-1800. Additionally, there is a wealth of helpful information on our website at

I hope you share with me the great excitement and anticipation that comes with the beginning of a new school year. I thank you, in advance, for your continued support, and we look forward to working alongside you as we reach to achieve our ambitious goal of Excellence for All Children.


Dr. Jim McIntyre
Superintendent, Knox County Schools

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