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Summer, 2022 Superintendent Update


     What another incredible summer at East Knox! You should drive by the school campus if you have not done so recently to see at all the many changes over the past several years. The modular trailers that housed our Jr/Sr High students the last 18 months or thereabouts have been disassembled and are in the removal process. Construction workers continue to finish up the current Jr/Sr High School project both inside and outside. The remaining portion of the indoor project is installation of the Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium floor and bleachers. The new floor looks absolutely incredible!

     On that note, we will dedicate the new Jr/Sr High building on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th at noon in the Gym. Please join us as we celebrate this momentous milestone and give everyone the chance to tour the entire building from the conclusion of the dedication ceremony through 3:00 p.m. that day.

     Some of the rest of this article was in our last Purple Pride, however, it is certainly worth repeating especially since the Board approved the Elementary Addition project at their June 23rd meeting.

     East Knox received just over $3.2 million late last summer in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) from the federal government. The Board is able to use $2.6 million of these funds towards building additional Elementary educational space without any additional cost to our taxpayers. The project will include eight new classrooms that will greatly alleviate current overcrowded conditions within the building. The new addition should be ready for students and staff at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. We expect to break ground on this project before Labor Day at the latest.

   Once again, it continues to be an exciting time for our East Knox community. Our students will continue to thrive thanks to the generosity, foresight and thoughtfulness of this incredible community that makes us all proud to be Bulldogs!


Steve Larcomb, Supt.