KCS implementing new COVID-19 quarantine rules in coming weeks

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The spread of the coronavirus is rising in Knox County Schools

“We’re seeing numbers increase in our schools,” said KCS Superintendent Bob Thomas

As COVID-19 cases surge across East Tennessee, the same trend is happening in our schools.

“There’s a lot of concern from principals about absences,” Thomas said.

As attendance numbers shrink, those in quarantine are increasing — pushing educators to their limit.

“With teacher absences and filling vacancies, there is a lot of concern about staff having to cover multiple classes,” Thomas said.

Just three days into the final month of the year, Knox County Schools hope to change the trend that has sidelined hundreds from the classroom.

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