Knox School Board to Hold Second Public Hearing on Building Project Tonight

Residents will have another chance to weigh in on Knox Community Schools’ building project tonight.

Plans call for the demolition of the elementary school’s Palmer Wing, and the construction of a new addition extending south from the newer portion of the school. The high school would get a couple additions on its north side to house vocational programs and a multipurpose room.

Following a review of the plans by project officials and a chance for public comment, the school board will consider a series of resolutions related to the project’s financing.

In other business tonight, the Knox School Board will consider an additional appropriation resolution, as well as an adjustment to teacher days for the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board last month that he was looking at making some adjustments to teacher training. “We’re proposing that we would do one full day with teachers before the school year started next year, so they would come in one day early to do one day of training and then one meeting a month or two meetings a month, one for an hour or two for 30 minutes, so that we still have some access to professional development throughout the year,” Reichhart said.

Tonight’s Knox School Board meeting starts at 6:30 in the Knox Schools Administrative Office.