The latest numbers from Knox County Schools draw a more complete picture of exactly how many educators plan to leave the district this year.
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00:00 On today's students not counter return to class for the
00:02 first day of the school year. Along with your teachers but
00:05 how many educators plan to return to the district this year
00:09 Jennifer Michaels in the information center with a with a final
00:12 look at the numbers hi Jennifer. Leading ladies eliciting huge storyline.
00:17 That's fourteen school year sometimes tense relations. Yeah. Issues ranked number
00:24 yeah. For taking into the great teachers were evaluated hey it's.
00:31 Not an. So what we did the numbers. Following last year
00:36 to district says a 146. Certified personnel retired 288 resigned. And
00:42 that includes teachers librarians and guidance counselors if you compare the
00:46 numbers to previous years. Retirements climbed gradually and actually decreased this
00:52 year. But the other resignations continues to increase but a little
00:55 bump this year is well. I hope that we will start
01:00 to see a lot of changes in our school climate I
01:03 hope the administration will work on trying to increase teacher morale.
01:06 And that those numbers of resignations and retirements will go down
01:09 because if they don't. We're going to be flooded with a
01:12 lot of first year teachers they just don't have the experience
01:15 at my. It has been now this is a quote from
01:19 doctor John McEntire talking about. These numbers he says quote it
01:22 has been a very routine year for teacher retirements and resignations
01:25 in fact the overall number of teachers leaving this actually decreased
01:29 from last year. Well we here at ten news actually check
01:31 those numbers doctor MacIntyre is correct. He does say quote I've
01:35 heard a lot of appreciation from our teachers for the actions
01:37 we have taken to better support them and a lot of
01:40 enthusiasm and excitement about the upcoming school year and quotes. --
01:44 ladies are gonna hear more from teachers about this coming up
01:46 on ten Newsnight -- now paktia and we will see you
01:48 then Jennifer banks.