Kingsport City Schools Now Accepting Applications for Insight KCS

Published August 3, 2016 at 5 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Kingsport City Schools is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 class of Insight KCS, an opportunity for approximately 15-20 area residents to learn more about the inner workings of all KCS educational and functional operations.

Insight KCS is an initiative that provides opportunities for stakeholders and potential advocates from various sectors of the Kingsport community to study the full scope of education and operations of Kingsport City Schools.  During six sessions occurring throughout the 2016-17 school year, accepted program participants will review the full scope of Kingsport City Schools.  Sessions will take place in KCS schools and department locations across the district and will explore topics including:

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 – Orientation, Leadership, and KCS Organizational Overview
  • Friday, October 21, 2016 – Teaching and Learning
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 – KCS Vision
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 – School Facilities and Operations
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 – Human Resources and Finance
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 – Student Services and Community Engagement

Participation in Insight KCS requires a non-refundable tuition cost of $100 that covers all food (including breakfast and lunch), training materials, monthly training sessions, KCS logo items, and all administrative costs (tuition due by the first program session).  Applicants must be 21 years of age to apply, and individual interviews may be held prior to participant selection. 

More information on Insight KCS is available at or by clicking here.  Applications will be accepted online through Friday, September 23, 2016 by clicking here.  For additional program information, contact Andy True, KCS Assistant Superintendent – Administration at (423) 378.2130.

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, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FMThe Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).