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Knox County Budget Proposal

One comment I hear frequently when discussing budget proposals for Knox County Schools is that central office is overstaffed.  I am asking that people please give me specific positions that they believe shouldn’t be in central office, or other data that leads  to the conclusion that it is overstaffed.  I will look into any information that is given to me that would allow for further cuts in central office.  Data that I have available now, leads me to the conclusion that staffing levels are appropriate in that office.  I have reviewed the MJLM report, which is now 10 years old, and supports that staffing is appropriate or slightly under-staffed.  Also, I would refer you to the report from the National Center for Educational Statistics. NCES instruction expenditures top 100 table_07   This review of the 100 largest school districts in the US indicates that Knox County Schools ranks 7th in the % of dollars used to support instruction and ranks 96th in the % of FTE’s in administration.  Let me know what you think.

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Academic Celebration!

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Enjoyed attending the celebration of the academic accomplishments of these students at Farragut High on Friday.  Congratulations to each of them and their parents.  Thanks also to Mr. Michael Reynolds, FHS Principal, for treating these accomplishments with the same celebratory ceremony we do for our students who receive athletic scholarships!

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Academic Celebration!

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Enjoyed attending the celebration of the academic accomplishments of these students at Farragut High on Friday.  Congratulations to each of them and their parents.  Thanks also to Mr. Michael Reynolds, FHS Principal, for treating these accomplishments with the same celebratory ceremony we do for our students who receive athletic scholarships!

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Davis Does Not Live in the District

My opponent in the school board race does not live in the district that she is running in.  Although she has a right to do that, I think it is important that people be informed.  I value having my locally elected representative live in my district.  Please read the article written by Sandra Clark, Publisher/Editor of the Shopper News http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/clark.aspx

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Cost of Not having a College Degree

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Graphic of the day: RT @BottomLineInc & @2CollegeNetwork Infographic: The Shocking Cost of NOT Having a College Degree http://bit.ly/xpyKLj

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Concerned About the Achievement Gap?

Concerned about achievement gaps? I am too, but apparently my opponent is not since that was one of many questions she skipped on a recent Chamber of Commerce questionnaire. We need a School Board member who pays attention to details! Vote Karen Carson for School Board, District 5.

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Early voting starts on Feb. 15th

. Early voting starts Wednesday – I’d appreciate your vote for School Board. Vote Karen Carson for School Board District 5.

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