In response to the mayor's budget, the Knox County Council PTA Board of Managers passed the following position statement:
It says the council "supports fully funding the Knox County Schools' proposed budget. The proposal for the additional $35 million over the next five years is essential for moving our schools from good to great.
Investing in our students' education and having the funds to improve teacher pay, increase instructional time and investing in technology is essential for the success of all children."
In addition, the PTA board says it supports a property tax increase to secure the funding.