The school year for Knox County students could be getting longer, starting in the 2014-15 school year.
The Tennessee Department of Education says that students must be in the classroom a total of 180 days. In Knox County, students go to school 175 days, but attend a half an hour longer than what is required, which is equal to 13 additional days Knox County students attend. But the department of education has told all schools they have to attend 180 actual days in school.
Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre tells the News Sentinel that the school board was scheduled to vote on the proposed calender at a Wednesday night meeting, but have postpone the vote, while they discuss the calendar more