Knox County Public Schools

Tonight's vote on whether to extend Knox County Superintendent James McIntyre's contract through 2017 could go a long way toward determining how much confidence the school board has in his leadership abilities.

This week, members of the East Tennessee media will have the chance to watch as some of Knox County's new school resource officers learn such important skills as Drug Recognition, Verbal Conflict Management and Crime Scene Preservation.  Officers from the newly-expanded security force are in the middle of an intense, six-week program that will prepare them for the coming school year.