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School Board Votes To Keep Early Retirement Program


After lengthy discussion last night, the Knoxville School Board voted to keep the district’s early retirement program for one more year, although there will be no early retirement incentive offered to teachers in 2011.  The program is a way for the district to save money by retiring teachers early and hiring in new teachers at a lower salary.  In other business, the Board set April 6, 2010 as a special election for voters to approve a sales-tax revenue purpose statement.  District officials say the sales-tax revenues will be used for physical plant projects in the district, and is not a tax increase.