KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knox County Schools will be closed Friday due to "the latest public health developments."
The school system announced on Friday that all "school-sponsored and community events from March 13-22" are canceled, that includes athletic practices, musical events and club meetings.
They will be closed to "get an early start on deep cleaning facilities."
Our custodial team is working tirelessly to clean schools and ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff. Thanks to Glenda McClain, Lonnie Johnson and Richard Frazier for your service at Brickey-McCloud ES today, and to every custodian for your outstanding work! pic.twitter.com/SpjKCLihOq— Bob Thomas (@KnoxSchoolsSupt) March 13, 2020
The school system said central office, principals, maintenance and custodial staff would report as usual.
Due to the latest public health developments and to get an early start on deep cleaning facilities, Knox County Schools will be closed on Friday, March 13, 2020. Central office, head principals, maintenance and custodial staff will report as usual.— Knox County Schools (@KnoxSchools) March 12, 2020
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