Online learning capacity likely to shrink next year for Knox Co. Schools

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knox County likely won’t be able to teach nearly as many students online next year, as Governor Bill Lee’s Pandemic Emergency Declaration is set to end April 28.

Last week Superintendent Bob Thomas told parents the county planned to ask for three new virtual schools, one each for elementary, middle, and high schoolers. That means a mas of 4,500 students.

13,000 students are learning virtually this spring semester.

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