Questions on Released Time Policy

There have been many questions regarding a potential policy for KCS to allow “released time for religious moral instruction.” Some of those questions will be covered in this and subsequent posts. If you have other questions, please post them in the comments or email your Knox County Board of Education members.

 
Q.      Will a “released time for religious moral instruction” policy impact classroom instruction? What courses could students miss?
 
A.    Only “non-tested subjects.”
 
Q.       What could that include?
 
A:
all Kindergarten classrooms
all 1st grade classrooms
all 2nd grade classrooms
art
art history
graphic design
animation/simulation and motion graphics
broadcasting
audio production
instrumental music (marching band, concert band, wind ensemble, orchestra)
choral music (concert choir, madrigal singers, show choir, honors ensembles)
general music (elementary chorus, elementary instrumental groups)
music theory and harmony
music history
dance
theater arts, drama
computer science
computer programming
computer keyboarding
library
driver’s education
RTI
ELL
history (world history, American history)
social studies
geography
world languages (French, German, Spanish, Latin, Japanese, Chinese, ASL, etc.)
agriculture,
welding auto body,
construction trades (plumbing, masonry, CAD)
forensic science
culinary arts
cosmetology (barbering, design principals, chemistry of cosmetology)
nursing
behavioral and community health
dental science
special education
personal finance
financial planning
accounting I & II
business management
business principles
health and safety
spelling
speech
gifted
Jr. ROTC
….. and more.

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