The South Knox School Board has approved a renewal of the contract for Superintendent Tim Grove for the next three years. Grove’s contract will run from the next school year through the 2020-21 school year. Board members followed state law requiring the contract to be published, and for a public hearing on the contract renewal to be held. Both were completed last month, with the public hearing held on Saturday, May 26th. The renewal was approved unanimously.
In other business, Board members have approved rental fees for textbooks for the 2018-19 school year. A set fee will be put in place for each grade from one to six; fees will vary for grades seven to twelve, depending on the classes each student will take.
Finally, Board members approved their part of the Knox County Special Education Joint Services and Supply budget. The budget is split between all three Knox County public schools. South Knox’s share is just over 10,200 dollars of the final budget of 26,110 dollars. The total is to guard against unexpected expenses. Usually, money is left over in the account at the end of the year; meaning the contributing Corporations have received payment “holidays.”