The journey to provide Excellence for All Children began in 2008 with the creation of the Knox County Schools’ ambitious five-year strategic plan.  Five years later, the Knox County Schools is in the process of creating the next iteration of its strategic plan and vision, dubbed “Knox Schools 2020.”  Critical to its success is the insight, input and feedback from teachers, students, parents and the community.


The Knox County Schools has scheduled a series of “Insight Sessions” to allow the public an opportunity to provide input into the strategic planning process.  Over the next several weeks, the Knox County Schools will proactively reach out to stakeholders to specifically ask:

What’s good?  How has the school district performed during the past five years, since the inception of the first strategic plan? Where were improvements made?

What’s not?  Are there continual challenges or lack of progress in certain areas?

What’s next?  What should the Knox County Schools focus and prioritize on in the next five years?


Tonight’s Insight Session is open to the public:


October 29 – 6 p.m. at Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue)


Child care and light refreshments will be provided for attendees.


Additionally, the Knox County Schools has devised ways to keep stakeholders informed about the strategic planning process – “follow” on Twitter at @knoxschools2020 or stay updated on the web at  You may also email your thoughts and reflections to


*Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present at Insight Sessions.