Knox County Schools launches ‘KCS en español’ for families who speak Spanish

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — On the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Knox County Schools is celebrating its Hispanic employees, families and students while announcing its launch of “KCS en español” for families who speak Spanish.

The informational page was launched on Facebook. According to its initial post about the site, families in Knox County Schools speak in more than 120 languages and dialects. More than 5,000 KCS students speak Spanish, while 300 KCS students speak Mayan dialects. There are around 60,000 students total in the district.

The page was created to share important information about schools and events with families who speak Spanish. Regarding communications for the families who speak Mayan dialects, there are additional resources for interpreting and translation, such as programs and personnel at Centro Hispano de East Tennessee.

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