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Knox Co. Board of Education member proposes resolution to form task force on school safety measures

Knox Co. Board of Education member Daniel Watson says he believes the district and Board of Education should continually re-evaluate how they can improve a positive culture for all KCS students.
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 3:58 PM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 6:31 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Knox County Board of Education member Daniel Watson has proposed a resolution to start a task force regarding school safety measures along with removing the current Memorandum of Agreement.

The resolution was co-sponsored by Evetty Saterfield, who represents District 1, including Austin-East Magnet High School.

According to a release, Watson requested Knox County Schools review and revise its Memorandum of Agreement with the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, City of Knoxville, Knox County government and Knox County District Attorney General.

Knox County Schools have partnered with KPD and KCSO to provide safety in schools since 1999.

Watson said he believes the district and Board should continually re-evaluate how they can improve a positive culture for all KCS students.

“I believe that the community plays a critical role in helping advise Knox County Schools on how safety and security are provided for within the district, and the agreements KCS has with local law enforcement agencies,” Watson said.

According to a release, the Board of Education plans to discuss the proposed resolution on Wednesday, May 5 at the City-County Building and vote on Wednesday, May 12 at the Andrew Johnson Building.

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