A new day for Knox


FAQs - Reassignments

  • How will RSS determine to which locations students are reassigned?

  • How and when will reassignments be communicated with families?

  • Which schools will Knox students be moved to while the new building is built?

  • Will Overton Elementary School be closed during construction as well?

  • What are the guidelines and reasons for student transfers?

  • Will transporation be provided for the students who are reassigned to a new school?

  • Will transporation be provided for the students who transfer from their reassigned school to a different school?

  • How will this project affect Salisbury High School?

  • If I have a student who is currently attending Knox Middle School on a transfer, where will they attend school for the next two years?

  • Has RSS considered reassigning these student to empty buildings around Salisbury?

  • Is it possible to keep teams together for athletics?

  • Will students be able to participate in athletics and the arts?

  • How does RSS plan to keep all students safe as they merge different student bodies?

  • How will staffing change at the schools that are gaining students, and what training will be provided to them?

  • Will all students be housed in the schools or in mobile units?

FAQs - Construction and Facilities

  • Please share the current project plans and renderings.

  • Is this the original construction plan, or did RSS scale back to a middle school-only plan?

  • What is the timeline for this project?

  • What is the projected cost of this project?

  • Will the new facility have a comparable gym, auditorium, space and amenities to our current facilities?

  • How often will the public be updated on the building process?

  • Will organizations have the opportunity to dedicate resources to the school?

  • When will staff be required remove their belongings, and will they be compensated for time spent outside of the workdays?

FAQs - New School

  • Has the school already been named and has a mascot been identified?

  • What will the leadership structure be for the new school?

  • What will the reentry process be for students and staff?

  • Is there a possibility of redistricting when the new school opens?

  • What innovative programs will be offered in the new school?

  • What before-school and after-school programs will be available when the new school opens?

  • Will the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program be incorporated into the K-8 school?

  • Will there be a pre-K program at the new school?

  • Will elementary and middle school students ride buses together or separate?

  • What will the classroom sizes (students per teacher) be? 

  • What is the plan for re-opening and sending students back to Knox or Overton?