The Knox Community School Board met on Thursday of last week which is a deviation from their regular board meeting night. The usual Monday night meeting was canceled due to severe winter weather. It was rescheduled for Thursday where the board held a public hearing to take comments on the Knox Middle School being a priority school.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said by law the categorization of the school warranted a hearing for public comment.
“Because of the grade that the Department of Education gave the middle school last year, which was an F, the Knox Middle School is a priority school,” said Gappa. “Under Indiana Code, we had to have a public hearing to receive public testimony concerning the lack of improvement at the Knox Middle School. The hearing was opened during the board meeting. No one from the public was here to give any testimony so the hearing was closed. The board then went on to other agenda items.”
The board will learn about improvement efforts of the school in future meetings.