Knox County schools face a higher insurance cost to cover student athletes this year. Monday, the Board of Education talked about ways to address that increase.
Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre says right now the district pays about $150,000 each year. Insurance costs could rise to $300,000 a year.
The district is working with county purchasing and risk management to lower the price tag, but Monday the BOE discussed increasing ticket prices at school sporting events as one way to cover the cost.
"Our athletic directors and our coaches, boosters, families and athletes will have to work with us to think creatively about how to address this very real cost that we're facing," said Dr. McIntyre.
The board is set to vote on the proposal Wednesday.