KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County Schools has appointed Russ Oaks as its new Chief Operating Officer.
KCS says this is a new position, but has been budgeted and unfilled for the past two years. In this position, Oaks will oversee enrollment, transportation, security, nutrition services, information technology, maintenance and facilities.
Oaks will report directly to Director of Schools Dr. Jim McIntyre and will continue with his duties as Chief of Staff until a successor is appointed.
Oaks joined Knox County Schools in 2001 as communications supervisor. Since 2009 he has served as Chief of Staff.
Bob Thomas will remain in his role as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and will continue to oversee finance, payroll and human resources.