Three Knox County school leadership and mentor programs in danger of getting cut may still be saved.

Superintendent Bob Thomas floated a plan to save two that the Board of Education will vote on Wednesday.

It calls for using extra money from the state to restore teaching staff at magnet schools and restore funding to gifted and talented programs.

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As for Project GRAD, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and County Commission chair Randy Smith cut a deal to fund that program for the next year.

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Project GRAD is an elementary through post-high school initiative that serves 14 schools. It is a nationally recognized college and career access program. It is known for improving college attendance rates by focusing on student achievement in high school, graduation rates, and career and college readiness.

The final say on the effort to save all three programs for one year will come through a full commission vote near the end of the month.