While the city does not have direct authority over the Knox County School System, there are still critical ways the Mayor can stand up for our students and our schools. As Mayor, I will work to ensure that all students reach their full potential no matter where they live or what school they attend.
As I have done on Council, I will also continue to be a strong advocate for the Community Schools program. Currently this program serves over 6,000 children in Knoxville, providing students with after school programs and tutoring. As Mayor, I’ll work to expand the footprint of this innovative program and to encourage more of our corporate and community leaders to become active in this program.