Kingsport City Schools to Host Information Session for Parents of Home-School Special Needs Students

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KINGSPORT ‚¬ Parents and teachers of private and home-schooled special needs students are invited to an information session to learn more about services that Kingsport City Schools can provide.

The information session will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. ‚¬ 12:30 p.m. located in the Netherland Room at the Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, second floor, downtown Kingsport.

Kingsport City Schools assists in locating, identifying, evaluating and serving all school-aged children who are home-schooled or attend private school within the city limits and qualify for services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Additionally, educators working in private schools attended by children who qualify for services under these two programs, Title I (education for the disadvantaged) or Title II (improving teacher quality) may also be eligible to receive some federal funding or services.

For more information, contact Kathy Parham, child find coordinator at (423) 378-2172 or kparham@k12k.com; Lenore Kilgore, director of special education at (423) 378.2169 or Dr. Lamar Smith, director of federal programs at (423) 378.8598.

Kingsport‚ City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in‚ Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be,‚ Student Focused ‚¬¦ World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

For more information on‚ KCS, visit‚ k12k.com, listen live on‚ WCSK 90.3 FM,‚ The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call‚ (423) 378.2100.‚ Were social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).