Knox Schools create position in face of an uncertain budget

February 9, 2018

Board members voted to create a Central Office Clerical Assistant position at the special called February 1 Knox County Public Schools meeting. The decision was not a unanimous one given uncertainties surrounding the 2018-19 budget.

Charlotte McCoy, director of special education, stood before the board, citing how overworked her department is. McCoy said they have simply not been able to keep up with their job load, including the mandatory review of reports.

“We don’t have the man power to do it. We just don’t…My secretary is staying late,” said McCoy, who noted she is also working until 7 p.m. every night. “At one time, there were six people doing the job that two of us are doing. I’m all about saving the district money…but I can’t take on anything else.”

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