KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Several important and potentially pricey topics were on the minds of Knox County School Board members.
At Monday night's workshop, items like technology and No Child Left Behind, were on the agenda.
The school board and administrators first discussed the system's technology plan. Part of the funding from latest budget proposal would put a device...like an iPad...into the hands of all students. The goal is to make that happen over the next few years.
Other discussions tackled issues like whether it's a good idea to allow students to keep the option of transferring to better performing schools in the system.
Another topic...the continued use of some Title One funds to pay for tutors for students.
Superintendent Doctor Jim McIntyre also explained how implementing a recently passed law will impact some students.
"Students who are in third grade would need to have to demonstrate a level of at least a basic understanding of reading skills and curriculum in order to be promoted. And if they don't, then they'd have to be engaged in a research based intervention. "
The system helps make that happen through a program called Voyager Reading Group.
Monday's meeting was just a workshop, so no decisions were made.