Knox County Schools will hold two public meetings this month to gather community input on the search for a new superintendent.
The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Central High School Auditorium, and Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bearden Middle School Auditorium.
Parents and community members will be able to discuss the characteristics and qualifications they would like to see in the new superintendent. Several members of the KCS Board of Education may attend.
The search for a new permanent superintendent comes after former superintendent Jim McIntyre announced in January his decision to step down after eight years in the position.
Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas began working for the district on June 15. McIntyre officially stepped down in July. He is now working at the University of Tennessee as the director of the Center for Educational Leadership.
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